Shannan Gilbert drugged?

The call SG made to the 24 hour pharmacy at CVS around 3am has always puzzled me. Following that call to the CVS, SG spent 20 minutes on the phone with her driver (with a few dropped calls, followed by a call back).

It was a huge, unanswered question in my mind. Why? A prescription for any controlled drugs would raise flags, especially at 3am. So if a prescription was written and then filled by SG, what could it have been? Or was she given a “date rape” drug? Roofies? GHB? Ketamine?

What effects do these drugs have on the body?

These drugs are very powerful. They can affect you very quickly and without your knowing. The length of time that the effects last varies. It depends on how much of the drug is taken and if the drug is mixed with other drugs or alcohol. Alcohol makes the drugs even stronger and can cause serious health problems — even death.


The effects of Rohypnol can be felt within 30 minutes of being drugged and can last for several hours. If you are drugged, you might look and act like someone who is drunk. You might have trouble standing. Your speech might be slurred. Or you might pass out. Rohypnol can cause these problems:

Muscle relaxation or loss of muscle control
Difficulty with motor movements
Drunk feeling
Problems talking
Can’t remember what happened while drugged
Loss of consciousness (black out)
Problems seeing
Lower blood pressure
Stomach problems


GHB takes effect in about 15 minutes and can last 3 or 4 hours. It is very potent: A very small amount can have a big effect. So it’s easy to overdose on GHB. Most GHB is made by people in home or street “labs.” So, you don’t know what’s in it or how it will affect you. GHB can cause these problems:

Problems seeing
Loss of consciousness (black out)
Can’t remember what happened while drugged
Problems breathing
Slow heart rate
Dream-like feeling


Ketamine is very fast-acting. You might be aware of what is happening to you, but unable to move. It also causes memory problems. Later, you might not be able to remember what happened while you were drugged. Ketamine can cause these problems:

Distorted perceptions of sight and sound
Lost sense of time and identity
Out of body experiences
Dream-like feeling
Feeling out of control
Impaired motor function
Problems breathing
Memory problems
Loss of coordination
Aggressive or violent behavior
High blood pressure
Slurred speech

Are these drugs legal in the United States?

Some of these drugs are legal when lawfully used for medical purposes. But that doesn’t mean they are safe. These drugs are powerful and can hurt you. They should only be used under a doctor’s care and order.

Rohypnol is NOT legal in the United States. It is legal in Europe and Mexico, where it is prescribed for sleep problems and to assist anesthesia before surgery. It is brought into the United States illegally.

Ketamine is legal in the United States for use as an anesthetic for humans and animals. It is mostly used on animals. Veterinary clinics are robbed for their ketamine supplies.

GHB was recently made legal in the United States to treat problems from narcolepsy (a sleep disorder). Distribution of GHB for this purpose is tightly restricted.

Reading through the effects of these drugs, it is highly likely SG was given something.


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