WA - Mass Overdose At Central Washington University Party

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by Blue_Dolphin308, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Blue_Dolphin308

    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

    Messages:
    3,397
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    ROSLYN, Wash. -- More than 50 Central Washington University students and other teenagers were involved in multiple drug and alcohol overdoses at a party in Roslyn late Friday night, the Cle Elum Police Department reported.

    Shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, Cle Elum- Roslyn – South Cle Elum police responded to a report of an assault and possible poisoning / overdose. The victim was transported to Kittitas Valley Community Hospital.

    Friends of the victim provided information to police and led officers and Kittitas County deputies to a home in Roslyn.

    When officers arrived at the residence, they interrupted a possible sexual assault in progress and located several people in critical condition due to overdosing on an unknown substance

    http://www.kirotv.com/news/25339013/detail.html
     
  2. Loading...


  3. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    36,396
    Likes Received:
    305
    Trophy Points:
    63
    OMG. Good gravy. I fear when my littles get to college age. Maybe I should just keep them home.
     
  4. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    25,804
    Likes Received:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    48
  5. fhc

    fhc New Member

    Messages:
    4,499
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I wish this thread was in Crimes in the News. This is just awful. and why did LE release the guy that was having sex with a semi-conscious girl? Please God, get to the bottom of this and hold those responsible to severe consequences.
     
  6. STEADFAST

    STEADFAST New Member

    Messages:
    9,164
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    All three quotes from http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap...M5nV6nvy55B3kcOAY-BgD9IP4QGG2?docId=D9IP4QGG2

    So, looks like only girls were targeted and everyone else knew it -- that's why they got rid of the drugs, didn't call 911 and tried to hide when LE got there.
     
  7. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,424
    Likes Received:
    80
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I'm thinking GHB is gonna come back in those tox. results ...
     
  8. Blue_Dolphin308

    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

    Messages:
    3,397
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    The guy that was haveing sex with the girl was not arrested because they were b/f /g/f
     
  9. tlcya

    tlcya Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    36,396
    Likes Received:
    305
    Trophy Points:
    63
    scary carp! Intentional mass dosing? This could have ended so much more tragically. Thank the heavens that the party was broken up and the kids gotten out of there. I wonder how many girls may have been raped that won't even remeber it?!?

    Just frightening.
     
  10. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    25,804
    Likes Received:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    48
    It was reported the girl was his girlfriend and over 18 so presumably she told the authorities the sex was consensual. It boggles my mind that not one of them inside the house called 911.
    It certainly appears to me that if police did not get there when it did this could have ended up a lot worse.
     
  11. STEADFAST

    STEADFAST New Member

    Messages:
    9,164
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9J2T49O0.htm

    The article goes on to say that one can of Four Loko is equal in alcohol to 5-6 beers and that this isn't the first time that college students have been hospitalized after drinking it at a party.
     
  12. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    25,804
    Likes Received:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I guess it's good to know there isn't a madman on the loose spiking drinks with GHB without permission, and they got themselves drunk all on their own.
     
  13. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    25,804
    Likes Received:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Turns out no one was targeted. They voluntarily drunk an alcohol energy drink and became intoxicated. I presume since women are generally smaller than men the same amount of alcohol would affect women more than it did males.
     
  14. legalmania

    legalmania Verified Paralegal

    Messages:
    3,642
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    What a crazy story? It starts out 50 people overdose and ends up couldn't handle their booze. I'm sure they all paid with a headache and some visits to the toilet.
     
  15. jjenny

    jjenny Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    25,804
    Likes Received:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Apparently this one drink has a lot of alcohol and it also has caffeine. Some of these students had so much blood alcohol that level could be lethal, so it could have ended a lot worse if police did not show up.
    "The problem is when you put all these things together, it's a nightmare," Harris Stratyner, vice president of the Caron Center and an addiction specialist, told "Good Morning America" today. "The caffeine may make you feel like you're not getting drunk as quickly so you may ingest more."
    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/loko-c...ashington-students-sickened/story?id=11969962
     
  16. legalmania

    legalmania Verified Paralegal

    Messages:
    3,642
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    How can that be legal? You drink one and then you get stopped and you're asked how much had you had to drink, and you blood level is double?? I think these people had more than just one. I have seen many people drink four or five drinks and then drink and couple cups of coffee and never reacted like that.
     
  17. Lyn1001

    Lyn1001 In constant need of a nap

    Messages:
    1,593
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I agree, most wouldn't be horribly affected by one drink, but if they drink two or three of these drinks, that would be equal to 10-15 normal drinks. Plus the caffine speeds up your heart rate and your blood is moving quicker. Often you also don't feel as drunk and will drink more if you have caffine first or during your drinking binge (people I know used to take caffine pills before hitting the bar, that way they could drink more). I believe the article also stated some people mixed other alcohol with the drinks as well!!
     
  18. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,424
    Likes Received:
    80
    Trophy Points:
    48
    well, I'm glad to know it was just their stupidity and not some criminal targeting them

    yep, that's incredibly stupid

    if one can is = to 5-6 beers, then what's the point of drinking more than a couple of them ...
     
  19. Tuffy

    Tuffy Not really that tough...

    Messages:
    6,178
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Apparently it's the thing to do, to drink four Fours (or four Four Lokos.) The call it "blackout in a can". To me it sounds like a good recipe for alcohol poisoning.

    Warning: strong language at this link:

    http://www.brobible.com/brommunity/story/is-four-loko-bro/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_(drink)

    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice