Boston Police Warn Of Drugged Drinks At Bars & Clubs

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BOSTON (WBZNewsRadio) - Boston police are warning the public to keep an eye on their drinks while out at bars and clubs in the city. This after the department said it's "become aware of numerous social media posts from various individuals who state that they were victims of drink spiking at local area bars."

Police now asking anyone who believes they may have had a drink spiked to report the incident to the department, by calling 911 or reporting it at any Boston Police District Station.

“The Boston Police Department would like to remind the public of the dangerousness of scentless, colorless and tasteless drugs such as Rohypnol, also known as roofie, being placed in the drinks of unsuspecting victims." Officials said in a statement. "Other drugs commonly used in a similar fashion are GHB or Ketamine.”

Police say these drugs can cause disorientation, confusion, temporary paralysis or unconsciousness. These drugs can also leave potential victims vulnerable to the intentions of the suspect.

Officials remind anyone going out to bars or clubs in the city to be aware of where your drink is at all times, never leaving it unattended. They also suggest making sure your drink is being served directly by the bartender or server.

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WBZ's James Rojas spoke with Kayla, a student at Boston University about the rising concern over spiked drinks.

"It's definitely a concern it's all over Facebook," she said. "I do all of those things [they tell us to do] but the stories online are people that have done that too. I guess it's just being more careful."

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports.

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