05/30/10 Youths Hospitalized From Tainted Drugs at Cow Palace Rave
MEDIA RELATIONS UNIT
May 11, 2010
11 Youths Hospitalized From Tainted Drugs at Cow Palace Rave, Officials Seek Help to Identify Patient [Patient has been identified]
San Francisco, CA – Police and health officials are asking for help in identifying a young man who was brought to San Francisco General Hospital last night after suffering complications from what appears to be tainted drugs at a Rave at the Cow Palace in Daly City.
The patient is a male, Caucasian or Latino, in his late teens to early 20’s, wearing jeans and teal blue and black high top Converse sneakers. He has no tattoos or identifying scars. His left ear has a silver earring in it. He is approximately 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 150-160 pounds with black, closely shaved hair and a small goatee.
According to emergency workers in San Francisco and San Mateo counties, 11 young people were taken to area hospitals. All of the patients except the young man at SFGH have been identified.
San Mateo police also report a large number of individuals were taken into custody for distributing and selling illegal substances.
Health officials are advising that anyone who attended the Rave at the Cow Palace last night and are feeling ill today, such as experiencing high fevers or having difficulty staying awake, should seek immediate medical attention.
Police in both San Francisco and San Mateo counties are reminding young people that it is always dangerous to accept drugs from unknown people.
Anyone who can help identify the patient at San Francisco General should call 415/206-8000.
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