Shippensburg Police Department


Fred A. Scott, Chief of Police


60 West Burd Street ~ Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 17257 ~ Department: 717.532.7361 Fax: 717.532.2313

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GHB (gamma hydroxybutyric acid)

Street Names:

Liquid Ecstasy, Scoop, Easy Lay, Georgia Home Boy, Grievous Bodily Harm, Liquid X, and Goop

photo of GHBWhat are the different forms of GHB?

bullet An odorless, colorless liquid form
bullet White powder material

How is GHB used?

Usually ingested in a liquid mixture; most commonly mixed with alcohol

Who uses GHB?

bullet GHB has become popular among teens and young adults at dance clubs and "raves."
bullet Body builders sometimes use GHB for its alleged anabolic effects.

How does GHB get to the United States?

Because the drug is easy to synthesize and manufacture, local operators usually handle distribution.

How much does GHB cost?

GHB is usually sold by the capful, and sells for $5 to $25 per cap.

What are some consequences of GHB use?

bullet In lower doses, GHB causes drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, and visual disturbances.
bullet At higher dosages, unconsciousness, seizures, severe respiratory depression, and coma can occur.
bullet Overdoses usually require emergency room treatment, including intensive care for respiratory depression and coma. As of November 2000, DEA documented 71 GHB-related deaths.
bullet GHB has been used in the commission of sexual assaults because it renders the victim incapable of resisting, and may cause memory problems that could complicate case prosecution.



Street terms for Rohypnol:

R-2, Mexican Valium, rophies, roofies, circles

What is the form of Rohypnol?

bullet Rohypnol is manufactured in pill form. The licit market for the drug is currently supplied with a 1-milligram dose in an olive green, oblong tablet, imprinted with the number 542. The new tablet includes a dye that, according to Hoffman-La Roche (the makers of Rohypnol) will be visible if it is slipped into a drink.

What are the methods of usage?

bullet Rohypnol is usually taken orally in pill form, but can also be crushed and snorted.

Who uses Rohypnol?

bullet In Latin America and Europe, the medicine is prescribed to patients as a short-term treatment for insomnia, and as a preanesthetic medication.
bullet Rohypnol continues to be abused among teenagers and young adults, usually at raves and nightclubs.

How does Rohypnol get into the United States?

bullet Rohypnol is usually smuggled into the United States by way of mail or delivery services.
bullet The drug remains readily available, mainly through pharmaceutical operators located in Mexico, especially Tijuana.

How much does Rohypnol cost?

bullet Reports indicate that Rohypnol is often sold for between $2 and $5 per dosage unit, although it may sell for from $10 to $30 per dosage unit.

What are some of the consequences of Rohypnol use?

bullet One of the significant effects of the drug is anterograde amnesia, a factor that strongly contributed to its inclusion in the Drug-Induced Rape Prevention and Punishment Act of 1996. Anterograde amnesia is a condition in which events that occurred while under the influence of the drug are forgotten.
bullet In addition to the chemically induced amnesia, Rohypnol often causes decreased blood pressure, drowsiness, visual disturbances, dizziness, confusion, astrointestinal disturbances, and urinary retention.7
bullet Development of physical and psychological dependence.


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