Masset RCMP warn of drug slipped into drink

  • Feb. 23, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Masset RCMP are warning islanders not to leave their drinks unattended and to be vigilant after a recently-reported incident in Masset. Const. Darrin Meier said it appears that someone may have slipped a drug into an unattended alcohol beverage. Police aren’t sure if it was the “date rape drug” or GHB, but said the victim experienced serious side effects, including stopped breathing. Fortunately there were other people around, Const. Meier said, and they were able to call the BC Ambulance Service for assistance. The Masset detachment is asking anyone with information about this incident to call them at 626-3991, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477, or online at www.bccrimestoppers.com “Though this type of incident is perceived to be more common in larger centres, residents need to understand the presence of such drugs are not limited in scope and may be found in communities across the province,” RCMP said in a written statement. “This type of drug is extremely dangerous and its use, knowingly or not, needs to be avoided. Please be vigilant and aware of the potential risks.”