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AUBURN, AL (WTVM) -

Auburn University safety experts are warning the community that they suspect date rape drugs are being used at different locations, both on and off campus.   

Recently, Auburn University safety leaders received information from several anonymous sources detailing six instances on campus where date rape drugs were allegedly used in the past two months.

The locations vary from on-campus fraternities to a tailgate gathering to local bars and homes off-campus.

Auburn's police chief says they are not investigating any recent complaints of date rape drugs.      

Still, Auburn Univeristy safety leaders say protecting students is their number one priority and felt the tips warranted a campus wide email, cautioning students, faculty and staff.       

"We sent out an email to students and to employees because we wanted our campus community to know we had become aware of some instances in which date rape drugs were being used so they could know the signs and what to do if they were drugged," said Susan McCallister with the Auburn University Department of Public Safety.

This warning reaches beyond Auburn University and into the community.

McCalister says anyone can be drugged at any time.

So keep your drink close at hand, always go out with friends, and if you start to feel funny, get help as soon as possible and alert police if you suspect you have been drugged.

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