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One of two Brown University students has tested positive for a date-rape drug after drinking punch at a fraternity party in October.

The students first reported rapid intoxication followed by memory loss after having the punch at the party. One student also reported being sexually assaulted. The results of the test to detect the odorless and colorless drug were announced by a university official in a campus-wide email.

From the Providence Journal:

The student’s test indicated the presence of GHB (gamma hydroxybutrate); a test conducted on the second student is pending, reads the letter from Margaret Klawunn, vice president for Campus Life and Student Services at Brown.

“GHB is a colorless, odorless drug that can be hard to detect in a drink,” the notice states, “but has a strong sedative effect that is incapacitating.’’

The students who drank the punch at the Brown chapter of Phi Kappa Psi — the only fraternity at Sears House — reported “a rapid onset of intoxication,” beyond what would be expected for the amount they had to drink, and “memory loss for a significant period of time,” according an earlier campus-wide notice sent by Klawunn.

The university has since suspended the fraternity following the Oct. 17 bash. The second student’s test results are pending.

The university has asked students who have any information about the use of the date-rape drug or the sexual assault to contact Sgt. John Carvalho at the Brown University Department of Public Safety, (401) 863-3322.

SOURCE: Providence Journal | VIDEO SOURCE: News Inc.