LOUSIVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It's a new product that looks like cocaine and even has the same nickname "Blow,” but we've discovered that it's allegedly being secretly sold at a convenience store directly across the street from Jeffersonville High School. Blow started out gaining popularity in England and on the West Coast. It's now being sold in Jeffersonville, Ind. as "glass cleaner,” but we've been told it is being snorted like cocaine. And while it is legal at the moment, local officials are taking a close look at adopting an ordinance forbidding it.
When we took our hidden camera to the 24-7 Food Mart across from Jeffersonville High School, it wasn't hard to find the product we're told was being sold to local teens. When I asked for blow, the store employee reached behind the front counter, which was packed full of bongs and other drug paraphernalia, and produced a brown paper bag, from which he extracted a small package.
“That will be $45,” he said, ringing it up. The price for the one gram package is similar to the cost of actual cocaine.
“It's discouraging, the predators that are around schools,” said Jeffersonville High School Principal James Sexton. “Teenagers will buy most anything if it's packaged right and advertised. Teenagers are experimenters and unfortunately it's dangerous.”
The package says what’s inside is window cleaner, which is to be mixed into a spray bottle with water. The cost per batch would be at least five times the average price of Windex. In other states, Blow is sold to teens with complimentary mirrors and fake credit cards, which can be used to snort it. Listed ingredients include caffeine, enzymes and glucose.
The package doesn’t reveal what company manufactures, but does warn that the product is not for human consumption. “On the weekends, we sell more on the weekends,” the employee of the 24-7 Food Mart said. When asked if people could get high from using it, the clerk said, “I’m sure they do.”
It's apparently not just teenagers familiar with it. “My 9-year-old came home and asked me about it, and I thought maybe she heard about blow because it is the nickname for coke,” Randee Budrevich, a Jeffersonville mother, said. “I was like ‘what are you talking about? Who do you know that does this?’ She said ‘some kids at school are talking about it, said you can get it at the store.’”
Currently, the city is studying an ordinance to adopt a substance called "spice," which gets people high when they smoke it. Since we made officials aware of blow, they are considering adding a ban on it to that proposed law.