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Rash of spiked drinks in Aspen bars

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ASPEN, Colo., March 3 (UPI) -- Three Colorado women on different nights during the last week reported their drinks were spiked while they were in bars, police said.

One of the women believes she was sexually assaulted after having blacked out in one of the Aspen bars as a result of a drug, Rohypnol or "Roofie," being placed in her drink, the Aspen Daily News reported Wednesday.

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The woman said she awakened in a Glenwood Springs hotel room. Police said they are investigating a possible assault over the weekend at the hotel.

Friends carried a second woman out of a bar when she behaved strangely, even though she had not had much to drink, and a third woman was not drugged but found residue in her glass that has been turned over to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the Daily News reported.

There have been multiple similar cases in Aspen over the last several months, the newspaper said.

"It seems like people really struggle with the idea of calling for help when something unusual like this is going on," said Aspen police Chief Richard Pryor. "We want to reiterate that safety comes first. If you suspect someone has been drugged, please, please give us a call."

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