GHB: Don’t Do It Yourself
Posted by Childress on May 29, 2006
So some numb-brained reporter included in a report that recipies for GHB are available on line, and some equally numb-brained young man thought he'd give it a try, and several equally brain-numb friends thought they'd join him in trying it.
Here's the story, from The Western Mail in England:
A man who tried to make the date rape drug GHB using an internet recipe has been sentenced to youth detention for 16 months. David Platt, 20, from Wrexham, admitted trying to make gammahydroxybuty- rate, a class C drug, in his kitchen. But … he ended up making drain cleaner instead.The court was told Platt, who never intended to use the drug on women, was lucky to be alive after he and friends drank the poison while they were drunk. Platt became interested in GHB after watching a television documentary which highlighted the fact DIY recipes were readily available on the internet, the court heard.
He then downloaded a step-by-step guide and tried to make the drug in his kitchen. … Platt had wanted to create a drug with a similar effect to Ecstasy. But he missed out a vital ingredient, bleach, which meant he ended up producing a form of industrial- strength drain cleaner. He then nearly killed himself and three friends when they drank the poison. Platt stopped breathing and was rushed to Wrexham Maelor Hospital after he and a friend drank four glasses each.The friend ended up in a coma while his wife, who also drank a glass, temporarily lost the ability to walk. Another man also needed hospital treatment after becoming seriously ill. The court heard Platt still needed daily medical attention.
The reporter and network that aired the story were irresponsible, Platt was irresponsible and his friends were irresponsible. Note that they took the drug while drinking alcohol, a drug known for leading to bad decisions.