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Local Company Invents Way To Detect Date Rape Drugs In Drinks

By Karen Anderson, WBZ-TV
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BOSTON (CBS) — It’s a scary thought: having an illegal drug slipped into a drink at a bar or nightclub.

A Boston entrepreneur has a new simple way to detect date rape drugs.

That’s a good thing because the night scene can get a little crazy when the alcohol flows.

Alexis Johnson of Braintree said she is concerned someone could tamper with her drink.

“It is always something a single woman should worry about, single or married.”

Annie Murawski of Boston added, “When everyone is partying, it is really easy for something like that to happen.”

It just takes a small amount of a date rape drug to knock out an unsuspecting victim. The most common is rohypnol, also known as roofies, and it’s dangerous.

It has no taste or odor. The victim is unconscious in about 15 minutes, and is like that for up to 24 hours.

And because the victim blacks out, they can’t remember what happened.

It happened to Michael Abramson when he was out in Boston one night. (Continued…)

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