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Date rape drug found during traffic stop


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Jan. 14, 2020 - 10:21 AM

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Date rape drug found during traffic stop

Troup County Sheriff’s Office

Two gallons of the date rape drug known as gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) were found following an interstate traffic stop.

Ashley Prince, 47, and Jessica Partridge, 26 – both of Opelika, Ala. – are charged with possession of GHB with intent to distribute.

On Jan. 10, authorities with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle on Interstate 85 southbound at mile marker 8 for a window tint violation.

After speaking with the driver, the deputy used a K9 to perform a sniff test around the vehicle. The dog alerted to the presence of narcotics, according to a press release from the TCSO.

A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of the GHB, a sedative used to treat medical conditions such as narcolepsy that has been illegally used to render victims incapable of consenting to sex.

Following the women’s arrest, narcotics agents from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office were contacted and they – along with the Harris and Muscogee county sheriffs offices – executed a search warrant at Prince’s residence in Lee County, Ala. where authorities reportedly discovered methamphetamine, LSD, marijuana and additional GHB.

Prince also will be facing charges in Lee County for the narcotics discovered during the search warrant.