FOLSOM - A Folsom woman claims someone drugged her by putting something in her drink in March.
"It's unbelievable to me that this would ever happen to me," said Renee Kremesec. "I had one drink that evening, and basically I blacked out and felt very ill and felt like I needed to go to the hospital."
Back in March, Kremesec said she and her husband decided to go out for a nice Friday evening. They dressed up and had an early dinner. Then they headed out to Old Folsom to listen to some music around 7 p.m.
"Halfway through my margarita, I felt a little strange," said Kremesec.
"By the time we got out of there, she was not feeling well," said husband Ken Kremesec. "The next morning, she was feeling really bad."
"My husband said I had a really good time that night, but I felt like there was something wrong. And I basically blacked out about halfway through," said Kremesec.
According to Kremesec, the next day she couldn't walk, she couldn't move, she was violently ill.
Kremesec just wanted to share her story by posting it on Facebook. But the comments she received soon afterward from her friends shocked her.
Several friends shared similar experiences of being drugged. One friend said it happened to her in Old Folsom a few years ago. Another friend claimed it happened to her at a popular club in midtown Sacramento last year. And another friend said she was victimized just recently at a upscale venue in El Dorado Hills.
"She went out with her significant other. It was a date night. She was the designated driver. So she wasn't drinking. She was drinking water," said Kremesec. "She had the same exact symptoms I did. She blacked out. She was violently ill."
Kremesec still doesn't know who allegedly drugged her drink.
"You would normally think that this is something that would happen to college students, going out to raves or bars and partying, college towns, but not in our community," said Kremesec.
Now she's adamant on speaking out to prevent it from happening again.
"For me, it's important that I get the word out to make sure that everybody, especially my child is safe," said Kremesec.
Folsom police and the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office are looking into the incidents.
1. If you ever suspect that you've been drugged, call police right away.
2. Go to the hospital to be checked out so they can document what drug was in your system.
3. Police say it's also important to file a criminal report to document what happened, so police can identify a suspect, alert the public, or identify any trends.
by Suzanne Phan, SPhan@news10.net