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Inhaling Freon No Gas for Man Facing Charges

Posted January 22, 2007 5:29 p.m. EST

— An Erwin man faces charges for allegedly inhaling Freon from an air conditioner outside a woman’s home.

Police in Erwin arrested Jerome Howard Ryals, 27, earlier this month.

The resident called police to say a man was outside her window, moaning for help.

When officers arrived, they said, they found Ryals lying next to the unit, inhaling Freon from a plastic bag. He was charged with larceny and possessing drug paraphernalia.