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      Date rape drug warning

      The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics wants people to know date rape drugs go by different names. "Rohypnol which is illegal here but accessible in Mexico, another one is GHB or gamma hydroxybutyrate," said OBN agent Mark Woodward. But how a victim feels is almost always the same. "The most common reaction we receive is 'I never thought this would happen to me'," said Karla Docter, senior director of sexual assault services at the YWCA.Classes will be back in session next week at Oklahoma City Public Schools and students are already trickling back onto local college campuses. Docter says numbers show, ages 16 to 24, are when most sexual assaults are likely to happen. College student Dylan Bacon has witnessed a peer under the influence of a date rape drug. "She was just unresponsive to anything, she was leaning on everything ," said Bacon. He stepped in just in time. "Me and and my fraternity brother ended up carrying her out of the club to the police and paramedics," said Bacon. But unfortunately the story usually doesn't end like this says college student Lilly Gilmore. "I'd rather be safe than sorry, I've seen it happen to a few people, I usually bring my own alcohol or anything that I am consuming I bring in myself," said Gilmore. Woodward advises the public watch your surroundings, your drink, but most of all your gut instinct. "A lot of times it's not a stranger that's going to hand you a drink or put something in there, it's often times somebody you know," said OBN agent Woodward. The YWCA also wants you to know they are here for you around the clock. They have a 24-hour hotline that can be reached by calling 943-7273.
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