Date rape drug manufactured at raided West Allis home
WTMJ News Team
Jermont Terry reportsPhoto: Video by tmj4.com
WEST ALLIS- The West Allis house raided by local and federal agents last week was manufacturing drugs. TODAY'S TMJ4 found out Monday the house was making a form of date rape drug.
Last week, West Allis police searched a duplex near 116th and Greenfield Ave. A tip from a family member of one of two arrested led officers to the duplex. Court papers show a 38-year-old man and 32-year-old woman were making Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, or GHB.
It's a synthetic drug, known commonly as "liquid x." People use it to get high, lose weight, and in some cases, as a date rape drug.
Court papers show West Allis police searched and found chemicals at a second apartment building a few blocks away on South 111th street. Officers found containers of GHB.
Police allege in the warrant that the couple was both highly addicted to the drug.
West Allis Chief Deputy Jerry Ponzi told TODAY'S TMJ4, "They are both at an area hospital undergoing treatment for withdrawal symptoms."
Chief Deputy Jerry Ponzi said GHB is not common in West Allis, but he's aware of why some use the drug.
"There is a component that people use if for bodybuilding and things of that nature so we're not sure what exactly they were taking it for or what their intent was," said Ponzi.
The man works at a local strip club and now police are investigating whether he sold the drug there as well.