Gwinnett PD seek potential victims in GHB drug case

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Anthony O. Van Johnson, 61, of Snellvile. Photo courtesy of Gwinnett County Police Department.

The Gwinnett County Police Department are seeking potential victims of a Snellville attorney accused of drugging and possibly sexually assaulting a woman last year. Anthony O. Van Johnson, 61, was arrested on June 4, 2018 and charged with administering a Schedule 1 Drug.

According to a press release from Gwinnett County Police Department, an investigation began in September 2017 into a case involving the possibility of Johnson allegedly drugging one of his female employees.

“The female employee worked as an interpreter for Anthony.  On the evening in question he took her out for a meal after work, as he had done on other occasions.  She ordered a drink and excused herself to the ladies room.  When she returned, the drink was waiting for her and she noticed there was a powder at the bottom.  She assumed this was extra salt that she had ordered with her drink.  The victim consumed the drink and did not remember what happened until hours later when she woke up,” GCPD wrote in the press release.

Anthony O. Van Johnson, 61, of Snellvile. Photo courtesy of Gwinnett County Police Department.

The victim notified police and a sexual assault exam was performed. GCPD report that  gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) was found in the victim’s system. The subsequent investigation led to Johnson’s arrest.

GCPD believe the could be other victims and is asking anyone else who believes that to be the case to come forward. They are asked to call Gwinnett Police detectives at 770-513-5300 or call the case detective, Detective Werner at 770-513-5355.

Case Number:  17-090488

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