Jeffrey Dahmer used to drug his victims with sleeping pills before committing the heinous crimes.

Netflix’s new series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story left viewers in shock as they wondered how he was able to execute the heinous murders with such ease.

Here is everything you need to know.

What drug did Jeffrey Dahmer use?

According to an article in Women’s Health magazine, Jeffrey Dahmer drugged his victims with sleeping pills. These medications are known as Halcion and consist of triazolam, a sedative drug.

As audiences have already seen in the Netflix series, Dahmer would normally give his victims a Halcion-enriched drink.

Furthermore, it is reported that Dahmer was contradicting the safe way to use these drugs. His victims would drink the mixed juice without knowing they were ingesting Halcion. Therefore, they were unable to control his actions.

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When and how was Jeffrey Dahmer arrested?

Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested on July 22, 1991 after one of his victims, Tracy Edwards, slipped out of his grasp.

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

Also, upon investigation, police found disturbing Polaroids of dismembered victims in one of Dahmer’s rooms. Therefore, he was immediately arrested.

Additionally, after the arrest, Dahmer pleaded guilty to sixteen counts of murder. He received 16 life sentences which is more than 900 years behind bars. Later, he revealed that he killed 17 men and boys.

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A timeline of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims

According to a report by The Sun, the timeline of Jeffrey Dahmer’s known victims is as follows:

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