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NMU Police Department alerts community to possible impairing substances

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(Marquette, MI) - The NMU Police Department says it has been made aware of the possibility of impairing substances being added to alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at student attended gatherings. The department sent out a warning this afternoon.

The warning cautions attendees to not accept a drink from someone else or leave drinks unattended… consume alcohol responsibly and in moderation… stay with a group of trusted friends… and, keep your cell phone available and fully charged. Also, if going out alone, inform a friend of where you will be and when you will be returning… and, if experiencing any health or safety related concerns, call 911 or go to the hospital immediately. NMU Police are asking students and other attendees to help combat crime while being an active bystander by intervening if safe to do so, or by calling 911 to report hazardous or suspicious situations. NMU provides Advisories/Alerts in an effort to make the NMU Community aware of situations posing a potential threat to the safety and well-being of those who live, work, study, and visit the campus.

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