Thursday, June 02, 2005

GHB Victims In Quebec

One of the problems with designer drugs is that they are manufactured illicitly, with little or no quality control. Another is that they are often in the hands of irresponsible people. Put that combination together, and you can get this, as reported by the Canadian Press:
A 24-year-old man will appear in court Thursday to face drug charges in relation to the intoxication of eight nightclubbers who were hospitalized after ingesting a mysterious substance.

The accused, from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., will be charged with possession of an illegal substance and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Six of the eight people, aged 18 to 26, were hospitalized May 21 after taking GHB, also known as the date-rape drug. The other two consumed too much alcohol.

Four of the men had been in the intensive care unit, one after suffering a heart attack.

According to police, the accused consumed GHB with a friend and then put it in the glasses of the other people.

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