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Woman's Drink Spiked After Going To Pub Bathroom: Man Charged

A man has been charged with allegedly spiking a woman's drink with the drug GHB at a Sydney hotel, causing her to collapse.

Police said a 27-year-old woman was at a hotel in Newtown on Friday with a group of friend,  and had left her drink unattended when she went to the bathroom.

A 28-year-old man is alleged to have spiked the woman's drink with the drug GHB -- gamma hydroxybutyrate, also known as fantasy, a depressant which can cause drowsiness, blackouts and memory loss.

When the woman returned and drank the beverage, she collapsed.

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She was taken to hospital where blood tests later confirmed she had GHB in her system.

Following inquiries, police arrested the man about 1pm on Tuesday at his workplace.

He was charged with administering poison with the intent to harm and will appear in Central Local Court on Wednesday.