Traffic stop yields stash of suspected date-rape drug

A traffic stop on the city's Northwest Side Saturday led to the arrest of a man charged with intent to deliver $50,000 worth of a date-rape drug.


Police pulled over George Arkoumanis, 32,  for a broken headlight in the 3700 block of West Foster Avenue at about 8 p.m. Saturday.

A patrol officer who noticed that the car's steering column had been peeled, suspected it might have been stolen and initiated a search, Chicago police spokesman Wayne Frisbie said.

While patting down Arkoumanis, officers found a small pill bottle filled with a clear liquid believed to be the date-rape drug gamma-hydroxybutyrate, Frisbie said.

A search of the vehicle yielded three additional bottles. In all, 200 ounces of the liquid was seized.

Arkoumanis, of the 2700 block of West Farragut Avenue, was also charged with driving with a suspended license and driving with one headlight.


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