The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office has recently become aware
of a current teen drug trend called, “Robo Tripping” which involves a product
called, Robo Cough.
Robo Cough is a product marketed as a powerful cough suppressant
that can be purchased through Amazon. It has been brought to our attention that
this dangerous product is being manufactured in Katy, Texas.
The bottles are 1.52 fl oz and list the active ingredient as a
concentrated dose of Dextromethorpham HBr (DXM), which is also the active
ingredient in most over-the-counter cough suppressants.
It has been reported teens are consuming this product for
recreational use, and in some cases with adverse effects and
According to reports from parents of affected children and
social media, this product is only being used to get high.
Two Fort Bend County families came to the Sheriff’s Office to
share their stories. Two juvenile males had taken Robo Cough along with cough
suppressant pills and they were found unresponsive by a parent.
Both teens were rushed to a local hospital and treated.
We would like to inform the public, especially teens and
parents, of the dangers of taking this “legal” drug incorrectly.
Rough Cough is not illegal, therefore the Sheriff’s Office is
not able to open a criminal investigation.