Investigators were looking into the claims about the incident, but refused to provide any other details, DPS press secretary Ericka Miller said in a statement to ABC13.
The incident happened during a meeting off-site, according to Austin American-Statesman reporter Tony Pholetski.
NEW: Authorities confirm they are investigating an allegation that a female Capitol staffer was drugged by a lobbyist during a recent meeting. The governor's and House speaker's offices have been informed, which is customary when DPS is investigating a high-profile allegation.— Tony Plohetski (@tplohetski) April 24, 2021
Representatives with Texas Speaker of the House Dade Phelan's office told ABC13 they are aware of the investigation, and the criminal complaint is being addressed by DPS.
Gov. Greg Abbott's office was also notified of the investigation, the Austin American-Statesman reported Saturday.
Neither the lobbyist, who has not been arrested or charged, nor the alleged victim, were identified.
While no one has been publicly identified, some state lawmakers have hinted that they know who the accused lobbyist is and have promised to ban them from their offices.
"While the investigation is pending, the accused lobbyist(s) and their firm(s) are banned from my office," State Rep. Dustin Burrows tweeted Saturday. "And, if true, will be permanently banned."
"Agreed," tweeted State Rep. Greg Bonnen, who represents part of Galveston County "My office is off limits to the lobbyist under investigation and his firm."
While the investigation is pending, the accused lobbyist(s) and their firm(s) are banned from my office; and, if true, will be permanently banned. https://t.co/7csAu06cRP— Dustin Burrows (@Burrows4TX) April 25, 2021
Agreed. My office is off limits to the lobbyist under investigation and his firm. Harassment and predatory behavior must never be tolerated. Our Capitol family stands with the victim and we support you. #txlege https://t.co/6jw2Lv11zI— Dr. Greg Bonnen (@DrGregBonnen) April 25, 2021