Date Rape Drug Information

If you've been accused of possessing date rape drugs, get help from a Denton County drug crime defense attorney.

Rohypnol

Rohypnol is commonly known as a “roofie” or the “forget-me” pill.  It can be addictive, and causes relaxation and amnesia, thus it is extremely dangerous in the hands of someone who intends to use it on someone else.  The drug is often crushed into a powder and slipped into the drink of an unsuspecting victim.

The drug itself is used as an anesthetic by medical professionals, often for surgeries, but is abused by those who are either addicted to it or people who wish harm on others.  When mixed with alcoholic beverages, or any other drugs or substances that cause sedation, it can land the user in the hospital.

Though Rohypnol is used in more than 60 countries, it is illegal in America and Canada.

GHB

The chemical name for GHB is gamma-hydroxybutyric acid.  This is the date-rape drug.  It usually comes in a liquid form, which can be mixed into other drinks.  It is odorless, which makes it harder to detect, and wears off – depending on the dosage – within 6 hours.

Effects can include: drowsiness, amnesia, slowed heartbeat and coma.  When mixed with alcohol, the user (or victim) is at risk of death.

If you have been caught with GHB, contact a drug crime defense attorney as soon as possible to assess your case.

Ketamine

Ketamine was created as a surgical anesthetic and is similar to PCP.

Each of these drugs are known as dissociatives and can cause loss of bodily control, hallucinations, confusion, nausea, and amnesia.  Ketamine is a common “party drug”, as it can produce a euphoric high, but it has some severe side effects as well, depending on the person who takes it and what form they take it in, such as:  respiratory problems, addiction, psychosis, high blood pressure, and seizures.  These effects are often unpredictable, unless the drug is properly prescribed by a medical professional.

Ketamine is classified as a Class III controlled substance and is easy to overdose on, since there is a fine line between taking enough to obtain the feeling of euphoria and taking too much.

If you’ve been caught with ketamine and are facing drug charges, contact Dominick Marsala, a criminal defense lawyer who will help you to obtain the best possible results in court.

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