The Metropolitan Police in the Washington, D.C., area are investigating multiple reports of possible spiked drinks at nightclubs. The investigation is focused on bars and clubs in Northern Virginia and the District, CNN reports.
According to D.C. police, officers are checking reports filed since at least November 6 regarding drinks that have appeared “watery or went cold.” They have sent out warnings to more than a dozen businesses through the Verizon Center and downtown hotels, according to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who made a statement about the probe.
“We are conducting a thorough investigation and cooperating with local, state and federal law enforcement,” the mayor said. “We do not believe that there are any known threats to the DC area. I want to thank law enforcement agencies, city employees and partners for their help so far and look forward to their continued support.”
It is not clear what the substance in the drinks is or whether they have been reported at the venues or other locations. Police have issued warnings that the Metropolitan Police Department is seeking to ensure that no one might be injured.
D.C. police say a warning has been issued to every club in the District, Maryland and Virginia with the expectation that at least 40 cases will be reported by next week.
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