You may have been hearing some rumblings about a new drug trend that is making waves across the country. If not yet, you will. Some news agencies are reporting a wasp hotshot as a new to the illegal drug market but it’s been in existence for years, and its origin has an interesting twist.
What Is a Hotshot and Where Does It Come From?
Hotshot refers to any narcotic injected into the bloodstream for an intensely quick rush. The high may not last very long but the damage can prove long lasting on many levels. The term hotshot was used decades ago. Underground members of society or convicted felons in prison would set up a deliberate murder through the use of a hotshot – a heavy, lethal dose of heroin. There are even references to its use in multiple fiction books. But this is very real and very disturbing.
What Is a Wasp Hotshot and how is it misused?
The misuse of substances such as wasp hotshot spray (or similar products) to get high is a dangerous and highly hazardous practice that is extremely harmful to health.
Some people have been known to spray these substances on other drugs like meth or marijuana, or even on non-drug substances, then smoke or ingest the result. This method is associated with a range of serious health effects.
Various incidents across the United States account for hotshot concoctions created with methamphetamines (speed) mixed with chemical bug spray, hence the name, wasp hotshot. Imagine, purchasing a can of wasp spray and some screen wire at your local Home Depot. You get home and spray the screen with the wasp spray. You then connect the screen to a battery charger and once it heats up, the wasp spray crystallizes and melts. Now the solution is ready to be injected into a vein.
Law Enforcement Says This Injectable Causes Psychotic Behavior and More
Sheriff Cecil Cantrell of Monroe County Mississippi, recalls his own experiences in dealing with those under the influence of wasp hotshots. “They’re ruined. Ruined for life… a person will stand at a jail cell door, slobber like a mad dog, wanting to fight. Everything is wrong, nothing is right for one minute, then calm down and then go right back into a rage.”
It’s hard to envision this. I did some research and found a video that shows the reality of what it’s like after infusing a wasp hotshot into your body. It took three police officers to restrain this poor man. Caution: it’s painful to watch. You can see he is out of his mind and wants to jump out of his body, if he only could.
Source: Qronos16 YouTube Channel
Hotshots Engage Violence in the Addict, Putting Others in Harm’s Way
Just last month, Danny Hollis II broke into a home after smoking wasp made of bug spray and meth. He wreaked havoc inside of the home, making his way to the family’s dinner table while a mother and her four children were eating. There he tried to slash his own throat. Police gave chase before the family endured additional trauma. By the time the police caught up with Hollis, he had climbed a tree and stripped himself naked. However, when he was put into jail, he said he couldn’t remember anything that happened.
Dangers of Wasp Hotshot
The active ingredients in these sprays are usually a type of pesticide, which are designed to kill insects and not intended for human consumption in any way. When inhaled or ingested, these chemicals can cause a wide range of health problems, including:
- Respiratory problems, including difficulty breathing, coughing, and potentially life-threatening conditions like chemical pneumonitis.
- Neurological effects, such as confusion, dizziness, seizures, or even coma.
- Cardiovascular issues, including irregular heart rhythms and heart attack.
- Organ damage, particularly to the liver and kidneys.
- Long-term effects, including potential carcinogenic effects and cognitive impairments.
- Moreover, these sprays often contain other harmful substances, such as solvents, which can cause additional health problems when inhaled or ingested.
In short, using wasp hotshot spray or similar products as a drug is extremely dangerous and can lead to serious illness, permanent damage, or even death.
What Parents Can Do to Protect their Family
As parents, we need to be extra vigilant when it comes to our children’s welfare. It’s okay to be that hovering mother or father (when you can do it without their knowing, that works too). Get acquainted with their friends. Talk to their teachers. Track their whereabouts; if they are under 18, as their legal guardian – you’re allowed and encouraged to do so. Never leave a stone unturned. Lock up your insect spray. Show them this article. Make sure they understand that the sting of a wasp hotshot isn’t worth the head trip. According to Arizona Addiction, noted as the best rehab in Scottsdale, getting sober from wasp spray is crucial because you could die, its time to GET SOBER !
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