Information requested of the public regarding GBL a.k.a Liquid Ecstasy

Date rape drug GBL

ALGER COUNTY, Mich. – Information is being sought from the public or potential victims affected by gamma-butyrolactone (GBL), also known as “liquid ecstasy” or “cherry meth”. The Alger County Sheriff’s Office is making the request on the heels of a house raid.

A house raid through a search warrant on January 19, 2024, on West Onota Street in Chatham is leading this request for information. A press release from the Alger County Sheriff’s Office stated that the search did yield significant evidence of drug activity, including methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Additionally, a large quantity of GBL was discovered on the premises.

The sheriff’s office reports that GBL is a common date rape drug that is utilized by a perpetrator to subdue their victim. Use of the drug can also result in difficulty breathing, memory loss (amnesia), being conscious but unable to move, and loss of consciousness—particularly when used on combination with alcohol or other drugs.

The Alger County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information from anyone who may have been affected by this substance. If you have any information, please contact the Alger County Sheriff’s Office at (906) 387-7030.

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