Police investigating after report of drug being put into drink at IUPUI

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 24, 2015)– Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) sent out a message to students Monday informing them of a reported aggravated assault on campus over the weekend.

Police say on Monday, they were made aware of someone putting a drug into a drink Saturday around 9:30 p.m. at the campus center at 420 University Boulevard.

One person was transported to the hospital due to the drug’s effects. At this time there is no information on any possible suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IU Police Department – Indianapolis at 317-274-7911. Tips can also be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS.

Police provided the following safety tips:

  • Perpetrators often use drugs and/or alcohol to target potential victims.  Date rape drugs are tasteless, colorless, odorless, can be ingested in a multitude of forms, and effects are not immediately apparent.  Be cautious of any substance you are drinking, eating or inhaling that you have not personally prepared and has not remained in your constant control.
  • When going out, make sure someone knows where you are going, whom you are with and when you expect to return.
  • Always know the way back home. Try to choose well-lit, regularly traveled walks and pathways, especially at night.  Avoid shortcuts and keep away from shrubbery, bushes, alleyways, or any other area where an assailant might be lurking.
  • When walking, keep your ears clear of headphones and your hands free of packages or bags.
  • Always report suspicious behavior, even if you are not being directly threatened.
  • Additional safety tips can be found here.

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