Gayuma pa more: Man admits putting 'love potion' into woman's water

A man was sentenced for negligently endangering life after he admitted of putting what he believed was a love potion into a woman's water.

Wong Fook Hiong, 43, admitted pouring a substance he bought online for $200 into the drinking water of a 30-year-old colleague at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Clementi Road, Singapore, hoping that she would fall in love with him.

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It was found out that the technical support officer had been doing it since November 2014. In two occasions, the female employee drank some water from her bottle and found that it tasted bitter.

On January 12 last year, she decided to leave her smartphone on video recording mode on her desk. When she returned two-and-a-half hours later, she reviewed the video and saw that Wong poured the substance into her mineral water, shook the bottle and then placed it back in its original position.

The woman reported to the police the next day and Wong was arrested. On Tuesday, January 19, Wong was sentenced to the maximum fine of $1,500. He is now jobless.

The water was subjected to a laboratory analysis and found to contain two poisons: Xylazine, a sedative, analgesic and muscle relaxant used in veterinary medicine, and the antipsychotic drug Haloperidol.

The most common side effects in humans associated with xylazine intake include drowsiness, disorientation, lethargy, hypotension, slow heart beat and respiratory depression. An overdose of this abused drug, which is used as a cutting agent for heroin in Puerto Rico, is usually fatal. On the other hand, Haloperidol can cause tremor, insomnia, agitation, excessive muscle activity and headache among others.

These are the reasons why the woman Wong apparently got obsessed of felt that her throat got dry. She was unable to think clearly and turned sleepless at night.