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Four students from Auburn University were likely drugged by a ride-share driver who offered them drinks on campus last Friday, The Miami Herald reported.
University officials released a statement Wednesday saying that the students used a local ride-share bus to take them from campus to an off-campus event. One of the students told campus security that she and three other young women became ill after consuming the mixed drinks, experiencing vomiting, numbness, confusion and memory loss.
“Giving someone a drug without their permission is considered aggravated assault and is a felony,” the university statement said. “This type of crime can occur anywhere. Watch your drink be opened or open it yourself, always keep it with you, and avoid common, open containers.”
Safety officials have not yet released the name of the ride-share service or the driver.