Atlanta, Georgia 2021-05-25 03:50:00 –
Griffin, Georgia (CBS46) — Two people have died and a man and a woman are behind the bar in connection with an alleged possession and sale of drugs near a school.
According to Griffin police, police found two people dead on May 17 at a 700-block house on Experiment Street. Police said a third party at home was found unconscious.
Detectives reported that individuals who died were more likely to have died from drugs contaminated with fentanyl.
According to Griffin police, “location and information received from survivors of the incident, and evidence from other investigative activities,” led police to an apartment located 400 blocks on North 15th Street.
Police issued a warrant in the apartment on May 20th.
Detectives said police officers seized 2.09 grams of crack cocaine and 3.29 grams of marijuana. Police arrested Rodriguez D. Robinson, 39, and Tasharia Rogers, 24. They were booked on several charges, including possession of cocaine intended to be distributed within 1,000 feet of the school.
According to a police spokesperson, “evidence makes investigators believe that Robinson is responsible for providing the deceased with a suspicious laced drug.”
According to police, the allegedly recovered drug and other reported evidence were sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Criminology Institute for a toxicological review.
Additional charges for individuals involved in this issue will be pursued as needed based on lab results. At this point, the Griffin police station is tracking the person responsible for the source of these drugs that led to the tragic death, so investigations into the issue are ongoing, “said a police spokesman.
In 2020, the Drug Enforcement Administration caveat The rapid increase in mortality from overdose associated with the very powerful and often deadly drug fentanyl has been made publicly available.
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