NEW YORK (AP) — State regulators in New York said they may ask the legislature to give them the power to ban alcoholic energy drinks.

A spokesman for the State Liquor Authority told the Daily News that the agency is concerned about the punch packed by caffeinated alcoholic beverages like the popular Four Loko drink.

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The beverages have quadruple the alcohol content of some types of beer.

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He said however that state law doesn’t currently give the authority the power to ban products approved by federal regulators.

The makers of Four Loko and other caffeine-laced drinks said their beverages are no more nefarious than a scotch and soda or an Irish coffee.

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