The caffeinated alcoholic beverage Four Loko has been held responsible for the death of a 21-year-old woman in Maryland and surging hospital admissions at another college.
Four Loko was associated with the death of Courtney Spurry by her friends and family. They asserted that after drinking two cans of the beverage, she lost her mind and thus thrashed her truck into a telephone poll.
Spurry’s friend Abby Sherwood, "She was not the same person. She could not remember people's names. She was passed out within 30 minutes of having the alcoholic beverage".
Some of the college campuses in the country have already banned Four Loko and it has also been prohibited by Washington State, Utah and Michigan.
The experts have told that the drink, which is a blend of caffeine and alcohol, is as powerful as five beers and a cup of Starbucks coffee, which can intoxicate the drinker to a significant level.
After the hospital admissions of few of students of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia due to the consumption of Four Loko, the drink has been banned on the campus.
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer announced banning the drink in New York on Wednesday. Arkansas and Indiana banned the beverage on Friday and it has been expected that in coming weeks, more states will impose a ban on the drink.