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A George Washington University student invented napkin to let you know if your drink has been drugged. (John Gonzalez, WJLA)

College student invents napkin that will detect if a drink has been drugged

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By John Gonzalez, WJLA

WASHINGTON (WJLA) — A George Washington University student is fighting back against a heinous crime that is still very prevalent – when someone slips a drug into the victim’s drink so they can sexually assault them or steal items, such as wallets. It’s been deemed a “drug-facilitated crime.”

GWU student Danya Sherman says while studying abroad in Spain she was drugged and assaulted by a friend — but she wasn’t alone.

After the attack, while taking a women’s entrepreneurial leadership course, she created the KnoNap, the napkin that knows.

Click here to watch the video.

KnoNap is a small napkin that tests for a cache of drugs known as benzos, at least 26 to 40 of the most commonly used as a date rape drug or a Ruffy.

“So all the individual has to do is take a drop of their drink, place it on the white area of the napkin, that'll be denoted as the loading area, and it'll turn to a reddish color,” Danya said.

Danya is already working with a company and a Kickstarter campaign is planned for spring. She says the napkin will be available for sale as soon as the end of the year.

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