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  1. rxbandit
    Drinks at Redmond bar spiked with 'date rape' drug
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    By Barney Lerten, KTVZ.COM
    Two women say their cocktails were drugged at a Redmond bar, knocking them out, and one tested positive for the "date rape" drug Ecstasy, the Redmond/Deschutes County Crime Unit reported Saturday. As detectives hunt for the culprit, they urged others with information or who may have been a victim to contact police right away.

    Detectives with the joint Redmond Police/Deschutes County Sheriff's Office unit received anonymous information Thursday that an unknown suspect may have drugged the cocktails of two female patrons at Redmond's Fireside Bar/Grill, said sheriff's Sgt. Michael Espinoza.
    Detectives said the women reported feeling extremely intoxicated and became unconscious after consuming the alcoholic beverage.
    Street Crimes Unit detectives later learned one of the women tested positive for the common "date rape" drug Ecstasy, which can be put in a drink without detection.
    The detectives are following up on leads on a possible suspect and motive, and also asking anyone who may have had similar incidents to report their experiences as soon as possible.
    They are urged to call Redmond police at xxx-xxxx or the Redmond/Deschutes Street Crimes Unit at xxx-xxxx If a report is urgent in nature, call 911 immediately, they said.
    According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (http://www.drugabuse.gov/infofacts/ecstasy.html), MDMA (3,4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a synthetic, psychoactive drug chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline. Street names for MDMA include Ecstasy, Adam, XTC, hug, beans, and love drug. MDMA is an illegal drug that acts as both a stimulant and psychedelic, producing an energizing effect, as well as distortions in time and perception and enhanced enjoyment from tactile experiences.
    MDMA exerts its primary effects in the brain on neurons that use the chemical serotonin to communicate with other neurons. The serotonin system plays an important role in regulating mood, aggression, sexual activity, sleep, and sensitivity to pain.
    Research in animals indicates that MDMA is neurotoxic; whether or not this is also true in humans is currently an area of intense investigation. MDMA can also be dangerous to health and, on rare occasions, lethal.

Comments

  1. rxbandit
    Swim was unaware anyone was under the misconception that ecstasy was a date rape drug. The alleged victim passed out from 'being drugged with ecstasy' however the article even educates the reader to ecstasy being a stimulant. The blatant contradiction and obvious scapegoating of this chemical is very apparent and even the average uneduacated american idiot should be able to understand this is a plain ridiculous accusation.
  2. Bajeda
    First, change the colour so it is more readable.

    Secondly, could you add a link to the source article?

    Thirdly, excuse me while I go puke. [​IMG]
  3. Shiacmkmleer
    Hey, can you change the font colour? maybe it's just my comptuer but that was a bitch to read.

    Jesus Christ... E a date rape drug? Idk I guess it could be used as one more or less because people would consent easier... but I'd think Alcohol or GHB would be two way more popular choices... simply because its easy to get women to drink a lot and GHB is well... GHB
  4. rxbandit
    It doesnt even say that the ecstasy was the cause persay, it just insinuates it could be and then continues to demonize ecstasy.

    and as for the font color, hopefully thats better, w/e i copy and post the color seems to get out of wack

    and the link is: http://www.ktvz.com/Global/story.asp?S=6635360
  5. radiometer
    Meh, some total idiot media story. Frankly I'm becoming immune to it after following the even worse sensationalist media from the UK. No other mention will ever be made about the case. Funny how both were knocked out but only one tested positive for MDMA. Redmond is pretty much redneck country if I'm not mistaken. I think that's a pretty funny story.
  6. Alfa
    I'd see ecstasy as an antidote to date raping with downers. Overall downers like GHB, rohypnol and other drugs that are labeled 'date rape drugs' will not work well in this regard if a stimulant like ecstasy is taken. OK, taken such combinations may get one quite horny, but thats another matter.
  7. enquirewithin
    That seems to be a contradiction in itself! MDMA has never been regarded as a date rape drug and meth keeps you awake!

  8. INSANEPOOKIE
    There are some sites that claim X is used to lower a persons resistance; just as free drinks for the lovely lady might do.

    I sent Barney Lerten an email about this article in the attempt to help his possible future reports be more accute. The URL they provide to NIDA is in itself going to confuse humans as to what the truth is about X.
  9. Zentaurus41
    Maybe he was told it was liquid ecstasy (GHB) and got confussed.
  10. Triple7
    I find it interesting that they say "on rare occasions, lethal". and not very lethal etc. There has been some justification, hasn't it?

    Ecstasy could be anything, but this time they said it was posted positive in a test. What if the girls took a few pills, got paranoid and made up this lie?

    To get laid, isn't it just better to give away the pill.. and try to score for a "Thank you, you are so kind.. how can I thank you.. may I give you some pussy.." rather than she gets randomly some other guy??
  11. English_T
    I don't think ecstasy can be put into a drink without detection - it'd probably float on top unless really proffessionally pressed and then it would sink to the bottom and may not disolve for some time, even then some of the pill dilutents will not be water soluble and will leave a sludge at the bottom of the glass. Both girls may have been given GHB but one girl tested positive for ecstasy which she probably took herself a few days before - GHB isn't detectable after a few hours.

    Interestingly, if one were to 'store' urine for 6 months, the urine would spontaneously produce significant amounts of GHB....
    http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/06/fbi_scientists_.html

    .....maybe, we should all start saving gallons of, no, maybe not!!!!! :)
  12. Nagognog2
    How much does it take to finally lay to rest the arguement that the American media lies to the people all the damn time? Pathetic.
  13. Nature Boy
    I've only ever heard of ecstasy used as a date rape drug in fiction - Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho. It's strange how only one of the women tested positive, surely they both would have had they been drugged with ecstasy. Falling asleep soon afterwards doesn't seem very likely with ecstasy either. I reckon this was just another case of over-doing it on the old booze, thinking you're invincible, and then using ecstasy as a scapegoat just because it turned up in the drug test. Open and shut really. Unfortunately the spin really takes off with this kind of thing.
  14. jux
    how would you not taste it? i dont care how strong my drink is, i think i would still taste the x....
  15. Nagognog2
    Unless you were drinking tumblers of Listerine.
  16. Triple7
    SWIM once put a pill of ecstasy into SWIMs best friends bottle of beer. The pill was pink and immediately lot of pink foam came out from the bottle. SWIM didn't want the pink foam get wasted, so SWIM drank the foam quickly before handing the beer to SWIMs buddy. Half beer was gone into foam.. Karma strikes back or not, guess who was rolling.
  17. jux
    why would you try to dose your freind without them knowing/consenting? :confused:
  18. Ellie
    The Keep feeding insanity to the citizens of the US, via newspaper, TV, radio... we'll keep believing it. A few of us actually think for ourselves
  19. JDreaming
    Ecstacy would not make a very good date rape drug, unless you want to rape an energetic, smiling, talking, fully conscious person with a functional long term memory. And does anyone really call it "Adam" or "Beans"?!?

    Also, I think MDMA neurotoxicity in humans has been well studied by this point, and showed to be rather minimal.
  20. Bajeda
    Swim actually knows plenty of people who call pills of ecstasy - 'beans'.
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