Two guests at a wedding, including a grandmother, were hospitalised after some cupcakes were spiked with drugs.
It’s horrible stuff, made even worse by the fact that two guests ended up getting taken away for medical care because of it.
The grandma, who has chosen to remain anonymous, was unconscious for 12 hours after eating the baked goods, whereas another fell ill and also had to be rushed off to the hospital.
The wedding in question took place in Torquay, and we have to assume that everything was going swimmingly until the cakes, which had been made with cannabis, were eaten.
After that, the whole day turned to chaos.
The gran explained: "My sister-in-law told me afterwards that she'd had trouble finding my pulse and that I was grey in colour.
"I was completely oblivious to what was going on until I woke up at 3am the following day at the hospital.
"In-between the wedding and the reception, cupcakes were randomly placed on the table. Unbeknown to me, they contained drugs.
"Had I known that I never would have touched one."
According to the victim, her sister-in-law was about to attempt to perform CPR on her at the time of arrival of the paramedics and ambulance.
It all came on very suddenly, too.
She continued: "I was okay one minute and then the next, I said to one of my family members 'I don't feel very well' - that's how quickly I fell ill.
"A young child had been about to pick up one of the cupcakes, but fortunately the child's parents had just managed to stop them from consuming the cupcake, which could have been devastating.
"It's horrific to think that the perpetrator sat and watched all of this unfold, and then just disappeared with no accountability.
"You never think spiking is going to happen to you.
“This experience has been a massive wake-up call.
"I would never put any drug into my body, but when it's hidden in something else, that choice is taken away from you."
The person who was responsible is thought to have fled the venue after committing the crime, delaying the wedding reception.
The reception only went ahead after the news came back that both guests had stabilised and were going to be OK.
In the end, despite the police being called, no case was brought due to a lack of evidence.
Anti-spiking campaigners claim that this trend is sadly on the rise, with people looking to put drugs into food as well as drinks.
Dawn Dines, the CEO of Stamp Out Spiking, said: "Everyone has a right to know exactly what is going into their body. There should be equal power and informed consent; anything else is spiking.
"That's why I'm petitioning the Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, to widen the legal definition of spiking and to make spiking a specific, notifiable criminal offence.
"Ms Braverman and the Home Office have until October 26 to feed back to the House of Commons Committee on the progress towards creating a separate criminal offence for spiking.
"In the meantime, I am determined that stories like this are heard."
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