Fraternity date-rape drugs females based on their 'hotness'

Sunday , September 21, 2014 - 11:49 AM

Liam Burke

MILWAUKEE — The University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee’s chapter of the fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon members are under suspicion of spiking four underage students’ drinks with drugs including ADHD drug Adderall.

After a party Sept. 12, TKE president Thomas L. Kreinbring is facing a misdemeanor charge of possession of a prescription drug without a valid prescription. He is also charged with keeping a drug house, and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance (marijuana), according to a criminal complaint.

Police said the drugs were administered on the basis of color-coded hand stamps. The three women who were drugged had red X’s on the backs of their hands, which were given to them by the party’s doorman.

The bartender then allegedly poured the special drinks in accordance with the color-coded stamps. Witnesses reported seeing ’cloudy’ drinks being mixed under the bar.

The Journal-Sentinel reported that female party-goers who the fraternity members found “hot” could buy an $8 VIP card which gave them “all access to the house” and unlimited drinks from one of the party’s bars.

At around 1:20 a.m., police arrived at the house and found a large group of students drinking in the basement, all under age. Several “large piles of vomit” and dozens of empty alcohol bottles covered the lawn and throughout the ’fraternity house.’

Emergency personnel came to the aid of a female student who couldn’t walk or speak. The fourth male student told officers that he had consumed part of a female friend’s drink. All three women were taken to hospital and one had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

The UW at Milwaukee TKE chapter was investigated three times in 2013 for sexual assaults, but no charges were filed. 

Facebook postings reportedly discussed the members’ tendency to “roofie” women before Friday night’s party but it seems those posts have been removed. 

According to the complaint:

UWM police searched Kreinbring's bedroom, where they found three bags of marijuana, a digital scale with residue, two pipes, two boxes of sandwich bags and two unlabeled pill bottles.

One bottle contained six pills, later identified as Adderall 25 mg; the other, 3.5 pills, three of which were identified as Adderall 20 mg. The half pill was identified as Adderall 30 mg.

Most disturbing is that we’re not actually talking about a big drug haul here. We’re talking about alcohol, pills, a source of amusement as evidenced here on social media.

If you are a victim or know someone who needs support in an instance of date-rape drugging please call 1-800 6564673 or contact RAIIN the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network.

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