Chiropractor says he ordered 'date rape' substance to aid sleep

By GAYLE COULTER State Journal Staff Writer Published:

Frankfort chiropractor David Kurt Adams said he didn't realize the trouble that would come from buying a chemical on the Internet last year.

Adams who eventually pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-degree possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor, said he was shocked to discover that an order for gamma butrolactone (GBL) he placed over the Internet led to his being indicted for first-degree possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony.

Adams said he purchased the chemical to create a sleep aid for which he had obtained the recipe from an alternative medicine newsletter.

"The unfortunate thing about the Internet is you have access to lots of things," Adams said, "and it's not always explained to you what may be legal or not legal. That was certainly the case with me."

GBL is also a well-known component of the "date rape" drug.

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