According to the NYPD, three apparently GHB-related deaths took place in downtown Manhattan on Sunday. The New York Post reports:
The handsome scion of a Manhattan hotel conglomerate was found dead of a suspected drug overdose in his posh Union Square pad, law-enforcement sources said Monday. Charlie Denihan — a 29-year-old Ivy League grad whose father runs the Denihan Hospitality Group — was discovered by a roommate around 7:30 p.m. Sunday inside their apartment at 15 Union Square West, sources said. Cops found crystal meth, cocaine and the club drug GHB in the home, sources said. No criminality or foul play is suspected, they said. But Denihan’s death was the third suspected drug fatality in the 13th Precinct within four hours Sunday — and GHB was found at each scene, sources said. The other two victims were men who’d been partying at a bar and then went back to the West 19th Street home of one of them, where the drug was found, sources said. Their bodies were discovered around 3:30 p.m.
NYPD chemists are testing both batches of GHB to see if they may have come from the same source. No news outlets are yet saying that the dead men were gay, but GHB has long been a popular party drug in some gay circles. (Tipped by JMG reader Kent)