Preventing predators from spiking a drink

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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) -- A new way of preventing predators from slipping drugs into drinks.

Plastic lids started being placed on the top of cocktails at a New York bar after multiple roofie reportings. The manager in the bar told media outlets that using this simple step will prevent the possibly of their customers getting roofied.

Lucky's 13 bar manager says Fargo is different than bigger cities.

"I was just kind of glad that we don't have that type of environment here in Fargo, usually it's a pretty safe town," said Lindsey McMillan.

One of Lucky's 13 bartenders says it's important to go out with a group of people you know and trust.

"I mean go out and have fun but you know be aware to be safe out there," Oscar Arce.

Although Lucky's 13 doesn't use lids, it's still a good idea to keep an eye on your surroundings.

"Make sure your drink is in your view. If you're leaving it, ask somebody to watch it that you trust, or possibly just don't leave it at all. Always be safe. You have to be very cautious with how you carry yourself and keeping an eye on the friends and the people you love," said McMillan.

We brought the idea to five bars in Fargo and none of them use the lid technique at this time.