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16 Litres Of Date Rape Drug Seized By Durham Region Police

03/03/2015 05:54 EST | Updated 03/03/2015 05:59 EST
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2002 file picture a cosmopolitan cocktail sits atop a date-rape drug detection coaster made in Sausalito, Calif. Governments around the world must step up their efforts to limit access to "date-rape drugs," sedatives that are secretly added to a person's drink to reduce their ability to resist sexual assault and remember it later, a watchdog said Wednesday Feb. 24, 2010. Sexual predators can easily procure such drugs, despite existing efforts to curb their misuse, the International Narcotics Control Board said in its annual report. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Four people are under arrest after police seized 16 litres of a common date rape drug in a town east of Toronto.

Durham Region Police said in a statement on Tuesday that members of the Central West Division Target Team arrested two people after watching a drug transaction in Whitby on Feb. 27. The officers found four litres of the tasteless, odourless drug, called Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB).

The drug, when combined with alcohol, can leave a person unconscious. Bodybuilders also use it to reverse the effects of steroids, according to the statement.

After carrying out two search warrants on a home and a vehicle, police seized a total of 16 litres of GHB, 27.5 grams of marijuana and 5.7 grams of psilocybin, the psychedelic compound found in magic mushrooms.

The total street value of the drugs is $7,700. Police also seized $4,300 in cash.

Kadri Pearce-Lawrence, 22, Daniel Crawford, 29 and Lacey Biggar, 30, all from Whitby, all face multiple drug charges.

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