Police Working With Nightlife Staff to Address Unconfirmed Reports of Drugged Drinks

Seattle police are working closely with nightlife owners and staff to address community concerns about drugged drinks at Capitol Hill venues.

At this time, the department has not identified any cases definitively related to drugged drinks or any pattern related to specific nightlife venues, but is actively seeking information about any unreported cases.

Members of the nightlife community have informed SPD that there may be unreported instances of unidentified individuals spiking bar and nightclub patrons’ drinks with incapacitating drugs.

SPD continues to work with our nightlife partners to train staff to recognize and respond to any reported incidents, raise awareness in the community, and ensure the safety of nightlife patrons.

For your safety, never leave a drink unattended or accept a drink from someone you don’t know and report any suspicious activity to police and nightlife staff.

The department is asking anyone who believes they may have been the victim of a crime to contact police and their medical provider to ensure any potential evidence of a crime is quickly obtained.