UC Berkeley Warns Students Following Alleged “Roofies” Drugging Incident

Campus police are reminding students at University of California at Berkeley to take precautions in light of a recent alleged drugging at the school.

On Thursday, campus police said they received a report that one or more individuals may have been drugged at one of the school's fraternities. The anonymous person reported the incident involved "roofies," a date-rape drug. The tip claimed the drug may have been given to as many as four female students.

"We're going to have a lot of people out, after the game," Berkeley police Lt. Marc Decoulode said. "We've contacted the fraternities and told them to party in a safe manor."

Campus police recommend that anyone who may been victimized after being drugged should seek medical treatment and should also consider filing a police report.

"We encourage students to be cautious and use good personal safety tips," Berkeley police Officer Jennifer Coats said in an email. "If a victim wishes to come forward we ask that they please contact us."

In order to reduce the risk of getting drugged, campus police recommend students do not leave drinks unattended at social gatherings. Also, students should be wary of accepting drinks from people they do not know very well.

Students should also try pouring their own drinks and avoid sharing drinks with others, campus police said.

If anyone believes they or a their friend may have been drugged, symptoms to look for include dizziness and nausea, memory loss, breathing or motion difficulties and acting disproportionately intoxicated relative to the amount of alcohol consumed, according to campus police.

NBC Bay Area's Chuck Coppola contributed to this report.

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