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Clayton County sheriff’s investigators seized crack cocaine, GHB, scales for weighing the drugs for sale and a small amount of cash in a raid on a trailer on Boulder Way in Stockbridge.
JONESBORO — Companion investigations into suspected drug activity and a thinly-veiled ad for prostitution services led Clayton County sheriff's deputies to a Stockbridge trailer and the discovery of a substance not commonly seized in raids — GHB.
Krystal Fontaine, 25; Shannon Lloyd, 41, and Demetrius Holder, 39, have been arrested and charged with possession of GHB and crack cocaine. Holder is also charged with giving a false name and date of birth. Authorities said he is wanted in Gwinnett County for possession of cocaine.
Sheriff's investigators executed a search warrant Wednesday night on Boulder Way and confiscated crack cocaine, cash and GHB, known as the "date rape" drug. Investigator Jimmy Black called the find "unusual."
"In all my years doing this, I've only seen it one other time," he said.
Several ounces of the clear viscous liquid floated in the bottom of a gallon water jug. Black said a soda bottle capful of GHB sells on the street for about $5. He speculated that the jug was filled with the drug and it was portioned out using smaller containers.
"If you take too much of this, it will kill you," said Black. "It acts as a depressant, it relaxes you and puts you in an almost comatose state. It's also easy to build up a tolerance to it. Primary ingredients are also found in floor stripper and Drano."
Black said the three suspects were likely using it themselves but were also selling it.
Sheriff Kem Kimbrough said Lloyd was running a thinly-veiled ad for prostitution on Backpage.com. One room in the trailer was outfitted for sexual purposes, he said. Her ad, "Sexy soccer mom is home alone," features photos of herself and a carefully-worded description that she is willing to become a companion for a donation, said Black.
Kimbrough said investigators are still looking into a possible connection of the suspects to human trafficking, especially in light of the finding of GHB. Complaints about suspected illegal activity at the trailer have come from neighbors.
"This is leading us to other homes as well," said Kimbrough. "We're getting a lot of good information from these residents who are sick and tired of it."
All three are being held in the Clayton County Jail.