Raleigh-based company creates date-rape drug testing kit

Wake County News
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Every 98 seconds, someone in America is sexually assaulted, according to the U.S Department of Justice.

People between the ages of 12 and 34 are the highest risk years for rape and sexual assault and date rape is the most common form of assault.

But a Raleigh-based company is trying to change those statistics.

“Drug facilitated sexual assault is not OK. This should not be happening, it’s 2018,” Undercover Colors CEO Barbara Cook said. 

That’s why Undercover Colors was created.

“Here we have something that uses technology to help you quickly to find out if you’re safe or not,” Cook said.

Product Development Engineer Josh Joseph showed CBS 17 how it works.

“This closed bottle of wine. I’m going to open it up and pour into these two glasses,” Joseph demonstrated.

In one of the glasses, he also added a vile of Rohypnol.

“It is a date-rape drug that will incapacitate people and cause them to lose portions of their memory,” Joseph said.

With a dab of the drink on his finger, he brushed the liquid onto the test.

“We want people to know that wherever they are, whoever they are, they can take this with them and they can see the results in a timely manor,” Cook told CBS 17.

Within 30 seconds, the results appeared.

“Two lines have developed in the window, which indicates that no drug detected in the beverage,” Joseph said.

But when one line appears next to “bad”, it means a drug was found.

The consumer told Undercover Colors that they would use this test, especially if it was accessible.

Engineers created an attachment for the test to add onto your keys and the back of your phone.

The product launched earlier this month.

“We want to get it into the hands of as many people as humanly possible,” Cook said.

You can get it online.

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