'Date rape' drug cache seized by Kelowna police
On Thursday, Jan. 26 the Kelowna RCMP Drug Section, arrested three men in connection with the drug trafficking of GHB (gamma hydroxybutyrate), also known as the date rape drug.
A search warrant was executed on a residence in Kelowna, and police seized approximately 20 litres of GHB, ecstasy (MDMA), and magic mushrooms (psilocybin).
Police will be recommending charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking against all three men.
These drugs are commonly known as club drugs that tend to be abused by teens and young adults at bars, nightclubs, concerts and parties. Coma and seizures can occur following the use of GHB and/or ecstasy. The use of these drugs have resulted in poisonings, overdoses, date rapes and death.
GHB is a central nervous system depressant which can be odorless, colorless and tasteless. Combined with alcohol and other beverages it can be extremely dangerous.
GHB has been used to commit sexual assaults due to its ability to sedate and incapacitate unsuspecting victims, preventing them from resisting the assault.