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Patrons say restaurant laced food with drugs

Patrons say restaurant laced food with drugs (KSNV, CNN/CNN Newsource)
Patrons say restaurant laced food with drugs (KSNV, CNN/CNN Newsource)
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (WKRC/KSNV/CNN Newsource) - A Las Vegas restaurant has been accused of drugging its customers.

More than 30 customers at the Secret of Siam Thai restaurant are filing complaints that they felt sick shortly after eating there.

Allegations came out from multiple patrons they felt high, some claiming they tested positive for THC after going to the emergency room.

According to the health district, the range of symptoms includes anything from increased heart rate and blurry vision, to hallucinations and loss of consciousness.

All symptoms reported apparently happened within hours of consuming food and drink from the restaurant.

So far, the owner has been unresponsive to email and phone calls.

In light of all this, the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce is asking the community to understand investigations like this don't happen often, hoping that this one instance won't negatively impact public perception of others Asian-owned businesses.

"We should focus on what is the issue of the restaurant instead of just generalizing it and putting a broad brush on all the Asian restaurants," said William Wong of the Asian Chamber of Commerce. "They should just focus on finding the root cause, what happened, and then resolve the problem. And then we can move on."

The Southern Nevada Health District also released a new survey, asking anyone who ate at Secret of Siam between January 25 and February 14 to fill it out.

Through the survey, the health district is trying to determine how many restaurant patrons were affected.

Investigators also want to find out if this has been a recurring problem.

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The restaurant will remain closed for the time being

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