Barnstable PD: Date-rape drugs possibly being slipped…


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Barnstable police say there is a new way that people may be getting drugged at bars in the Massachusetts town — through vapes.The Barnstable Police Department announced Tuesday that it recently received another report of patrons at a local bar feeling the effects of possible date-rape drugs.There have been no reported assaults at this time, but Barnstable police have been actively investigating these incidents dating back to last month.Investigators have determined that date-rape drugs that may not only be ingested through drinks, but also through altered vape cartridges.Based on the new information, Barnstable police are urging individuals who are gathering in social settings to not only keep a close watch on their drinks but also avoid sharing or using vape cartridges from unknown people. Barnstable police are warning people who go out to area bars or clubs that scentless, colorless and tasteless drugs such as Rohypnol, ketamine and gamma-hydroxybutyric acid can easily be placed in the drinks — and now vapes — of unsuspecting victims.The effects of those date-rape drugs include disorientation, confusion, temporary paralysis or unconsciousness.Anyone with information regarding people or establishments who are selling or distributing altered vape cartridges are asked to call the Barnstable Police Detective Unit at 508-778-3820, or email Det. Andrew Johnson (johnsona@barnstablepolice.com) or Det. Spencer Jackson (jacksons@barnstablepolice.com).

BARNSTABLE, Mass. —

Barnstable police say there is a new way that people may be getting drugged at bars in the Massachusetts town — through vapes.

The Barnstable Police Department announced Tuesday that it recently received another report of patrons at a local bar feeling the effects of possible date-rape drugs.

There have been no reported assaults at this time, but Barnstable police have been actively investigating these incidents dating back to last month.

Investigators have determined that date-rape drugs that may not only be ingested through drinks, but also through altered vape cartridges.

Based on the new information, Barnstable police are urging individuals who are gathering in social settings to not only keep a close watch on their drinks but also avoid sharing or using vape cartridges from unknown people.

Barnstable police are warning people who go out to area bars or clubs that scentless, colorless and tasteless drugs such as Rohypnol, ketamine and gamma-hydroxybutyric acid can easily be placed in the drinks — and now vapes — of unsuspecting victims.

The effects of those date-rape drugs include disorientation, confusion, temporary paralysis or unconsciousness.

Anyone with information regarding people or establishments who are selling or distributing altered vape cartridges are asked to call the Barnstable Police Detective Unit at 508-778-3820, or email Det. Andrew Johnson (johnsona@barnstablepolice.com) or Det. Spencer Jackson (jacksons@barnstablepolice.com).


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