Jeffrey Dahmer used to drug his victims as sleeping pills before committing a heinous crime.

Netflix’s new series, Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, shocked viewers as they wondered how he was able to commit such a heinous murder.

Here’s everything you need to know.

What drugs did Jeffrey Dahmer use?

According to an article in Women’s Health Magazine, Jeffrey Dahmer gave his victims a sleeping pill. This medicine is known as Halcion and consists of the sedative triazolam.

As the audience has already seen on the Netflix series, Dahmer usually serves the victim a drink with added Halcion.

Dahmer also reported inconsistencies in how to safely use these drugs. His victims would have drank lace juice without even knowing that they were consuming Halcion. Therefore, they could not control their actions.

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When and how was Jeffrey Dahmer arrested?

Jeffrey Dahmer was detained on July 22, 1991, after one of his victims, Tracy Edwards, fled from his grasp.

Fortunately, he was able to catch two Milwaukee police officers. They followed Edwards back to Dahmer’s apartment.

What’s more, during their investigation, police discovered the uneasy polaroid of the amputated victim in one of Dahmer’s rooms. Therefore, he was immediately arrested.

Also after being arrested, Dahmer pleaded guilty to 16 murders. He was sentenced to 16 life sentences over 900 years in prison. He later said he had killed 17 men and boys.

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Jeffrey Dahmer’s victim timeline

Here’s a timeline of Jeffrey Dahmer’s known victims, according to The Sun’s report:

  • Steven Hicks died in 1978. He was 18 years old.
  • Steven Tuomi died in 1987. He was 24 years old.
  • James Doxtator also died in 1987, three months after Tuomi. He was 14 years old.
  • Richard Guerrer died in 1988. He was 22 years old.
  • Anthony Sears was murdered in 1989. He was 24 years old.
  • Raymond Lamont Smith and Edward Smith both died in 1990. The former was 32 and the latter was 27.
  • Ernest Miller and David C Thomas died in September 1990. Both were 22 years old.
  • Curtis Straughter died in February 1991. He was 17 years old.
  • Errol Lindsey was murdered in April 1991. He was 19 years old.
  • Anthony Hughes, 31, and Konerak Sinthasomphone, 14, were both murdered in May 1991.
  • Matt Turner died in June 1991. He was 20 years old.
  • Oliver Lacy, Jeremiah Weinberger, and Joseph Bradehoft all died in July 1991.


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