Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods
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5. Silver And Gold Are Stronger
5. Silver And Gold Are Stronger
Why are so many spray paint abusers covered in silver or gold paint in their booking photos? It's not an issue of aesthetics. These metallic colors contain more of the solvent toluene, the chemical that delivers a short-lived euphoric buzz.

Photo: Fort Wayne, IN., man Kelly Gibson has been arrested for paint sniffing 48 times since 1992.
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