Boston police warn against drugged drinks in bars and clubs

BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) – Boston police are warning the public to watch their drinks when in bars and clubs across the city. This after the department said it “became aware of numerous social media posts from various people who said they had experienced alcohol spikes in bars in the area.”

Police are now asking anyone who thinks they had a drink to report the incident to the department, by calling 911 or reporting it to any Boston police station.

“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 beverages of unsuspecting victims.” statement. “Other drugs commonly used in the same way are GHB or ketamine.”

According to the police, these drugs can cause disorientation, confusion, temporary paralysis or loss of consciousness. These drugs can also make potential victims vulnerable to the intentions of the suspect.

Authorities are reminding anyone who goes to bars or clubs in the city to know where your drink is at all times, and never leave it unattended. They also suggest making sure your drink is served directly by the bartender or waiter.

Follow WBZ NewsRadio: Facebook | Twitter | instagram | iHeartmedia App

Comments are closed.