“It’s just the way it is these days with people trying new things and trial and error,” he said. “So it’s just kind of depressing to hear that another crazy thing like that is out there.”
Wasping came to light recently after three people near Akron in Summit County were hospitalized due to the mixture.
“I don’t know how it’s getting there, and there has to be someone putting it out there,” said Mario Carson of Dayton. “We need to get to who’s putting it out there.”
Local addiction experts said mixing chemicals and drugs is common — especially with younger users.
Bowman hopes wasping is a trend that never catches on locally and quickly goes away.
“I’m sure they’ll find out that it’s awful for you and go from there,” he said.