Two people arrested in connection with Griffin overdose deaths: GPD

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Two people have been arrested in connection with two overdose deaths in Griffin.

Rodriguez Deshon Robinson, age 39, and Tasharia Rogers, age 24, are facing numerous charges associated with what the Griffin Police Department describes as “laced” drugs.

GPD officers on Monday, May 17 responded to 732 Experiment St., where the bodies of two deceased individuals were located. A third person was unconscious.

Officials say the two deaths were likely linked to drugs laced with a “deadly component” such as Fentanyl.

Evidence led investigators to 405 N. 15th St. Apartment A, and the GPD Special Investigation and Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement units on May 20 executed a search warrant at that residence.

Officers seized 3.29 grams of marijuana and 2.09 grams of crack cocaine.

Robinson and Rogers have each been charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug related objects.

Authorities say Robinson is suspected of providing the suspected laced drugs to the two deceased individuals.

Drugs recovered from the Experiment Street residence and from the unconscious person at that location have been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for analysis. The GBI toxicology results may result in additional charges.

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Publisher’s Note: This article has been updated to add one suspect’s first name, Rodriguez Deshon Robinson, and correct his age to 39.

Comments

  1. There’s a preconceived notion that drug addicts are but weak-willed and/or have somehow committed a moral crime. We now know pharmaceutical corporations intentionally pushed their very addictive and profitable opiate pain killers — I call it the real moral crime — for which they got off relatively lightly, considering the resulting immense suffering and overdose death numbers.

    Intense addiction usually does not originate from a bout of boredom, where a person repeatedly consumed recreationally but became heavily hooked on an unregulated often-deadly chemical that eventually destroyed their life and even that of a loved-one. Serious psychological trauma, typically adverse childhood experiences, is normally behind a substance abuser’s debilitating lead-ball-and-chain self-medicating. The addiction likely resulted from his/her attempt at silencing through self-medicating the pain of serious life trauma or PTSD.

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