BOSTON — Police are warning the public to be on the lookout for drugged drinks in Boston bars and clubs.
The Attention comes after investigators learned of numerous social media posts from various people who claimed to have been victims of alcohol doping, according to the Boston Police Department.
In a statement, officials said: “The Boston Police Department wishes to remind the public of the dangerousness of odorless, colorless and tasteless drugs such as Rohypnol, also known as roofie, placed in the drinks of unsuspecting victims. . Other drugs commonly used in the same way are GHB or ketamine.
Police say drugs and substances can cause disorientation, confusion, temporary paralysis or loss of consciousness along with a host of other symptoms, leaving the potential victim vulnerable to the suspect’s intentions.
People are now encouraged to be mindful of each other when together in social settings by creating a “buddy system” to avoid being separated.
Police offered the following safety tips:
- Make sure your drink is served directly by the bartender or your server. Don’t allow people you don’t know or trust to order drinks and deliver them to you.
- Monitor your drink at all times. Never leave your drink unattended.
- Bring your drink with you to the restroom if needed.
- Keep your hand covered with your drink when you’re not looking at it. There are many creative inventions that can help you cover your drink.
- Test your drink with test strips or nail polish that light up a certain color if they detect drugs.
- Get help right away if you start to feel dizzy, nauseous, dizzy, or strange in any way.
Anyone who thinks they have been the victim of alcohol abuse is urged to contact Boston Police.
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