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Another drugging reported

Alissa Widman Neese • Jul 21, 2015 at 3:12 PM


A woman who spent her birthday with her boyfriend in Put-in-Bay suspects someone drugged her at a downtown bar, rendering her unconscious.

The woman, 26, tested positive for the psychoactive drug Benzodiazepine, according to a Put-in-Bay police report.

At about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, police arrived at a cottage the pair rented and spoke with the woman's boyfriend, who was caring for her, according to the report.

The woman had vomited and defecated on herself and was unresponsive, but breathing, he said. 

The man called paramedics after she passed out in the bathroom.

Paramedics eventually called a medical helicopter and transported the woman to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.

At about 10:20 a.m., one of the victim's friends called Put-in-Bay police to provide additional information, according to the report.

The woman was awake at the hospital, she said.

Additionally, the the victim told police she remembered drinking alcohol at Mr. Ed's Bar and Grille and Level 2 Nightclub. She also visited T&J's Smokehouse, but she does not believe she drank anything at that establishment.

The friend said the woman was not concerned about being raped while unconscious because she spent the entire night with her boyfriend, according to the report.

— Serial poisoning?  

Tuesday's situation is one of a handful of suspected druggings in Put-in-Bay this year.

Most recently, a woman alleged her boss raped her May 4 inside a popular island bar where the pair worked. She was unconscious and may have been drugged.

After drinking alcohol with the man, the woman became unconscious and awoke with him on top of her, according to a Put-in-Bay police report.

The report detailing the incident claims the woman did not want to pursue charges against her alleged rapist, but it's unclear how police obtained that information.

It appears police only spoke with a trauma nurse from a Michigan hospital, not the victim, following the alleged attack. 

Police did not respond to requests for additional information.

On June 7, two women passed out mid-afternoon at Mist swim-up bar, and paramedics believe they were also drugged, according to a Put-in-Bay police report.

"The EMS worker informed me that it was most likely (sic) ruphy and stated that there will probably be a lot more individuals getting (sic) ruphied," police said in their report.

Additionally, on June 13, three women and two men believed they were also drugged at a bar, according to a Put-in-Bay police report.

The group lost consciousness for several hours after posing for a picture with a group of unknown men at Mojito Bay, where they claim someone slipped drugs into their drinks.

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