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A bar in Estevan, Sask., is offering secure cups to prevent spiking of drinks. (Courtesy: Derrick Motor Hotel)

A bar in Estevan, Sask., is offering patrons a secure cup to prevent spiking of drinks.

The cups, which are a heavy plastic version of a take-out restaurant's to-go cup, feature a screw-on lid making it difficult to tamper with a drink.

The only opening is for a straw.

"I want girls to be able to come into our bar in groups of two or three, or if they don't have dates, they can still come in here and have fun and dance and not have to worry about somebody drugging them," Regina Rooks, manager of the Derrick Motor Hotel bar, told CBC News. "There has been a couple incidents."

Rooks said Estevan is a busy centre in Southeast Saskatchewan, attracting all sorts of people.

"We are now a boomtown and undesirables do come to town," she said.

Rooks starting selling the cups a week ago.