One arrested as investigation into May 19 drug-related death at Quality Inn continues

A two-year-old child was found in the room where four adults were found unconscious. One of the four individuals was later pronounced dead.

ConnectLocal received an update this evening, May 26, from Toccoa Police Chief Jimmy Mize, identifying those involved in the May 19 incident, as well identifying a suspect arrested this evening as the investigation continues.

On May 19, a welfare check was initiated at the Quality Inn in Toccoa, where a caller had expressed concerns over an individual in room 108. Upon arrival, officers found four unconscious adults in the room and a two-year-old juvenile sitting on one of the beds.

The juvenile was removed from the scened and placed with a good samaritan until Division of Family & Children Services arrived, Mize said. The child was later reunited with family.

Victims involved in the overdose case were:

Catherine Patterson, 32, of Toccoa

Harold Curry, 38, of Toccoa

William Parker, 37, of Rutledge

and Amanda Adams, 37, of Clarkesville

"Toccoa Fire, EMS and first responders were quick to administer NARCAN to the victims and transport them to Stephens County Hospital," Mize stated. "Three of the subjects were hospitalized and one succumbed to the overdose. Amanda Adams was pronounced dead at the Stephens County Hospital shortly after arrival."

Due to the nature of the overdoses, all evidence is being processed at the GBI Crime Lab. The autopsy is being completed at the Medical Examiner's Office.

The case has been under investigation by the GBI and the ARDEO Task Force. During the investigation, several suspects were interviewed and evidence gathered," Mize said. "On today's date, at approximately 4:50 p.m. the Stephens County Sheriff's Office along with the ARDEO Task Force and an Investigator with the Toccoa Police Department executed a search warrant for a residence on Defoor Road in Eastanollee where Charles Mayfield was arrested in connection with the sale of the drugs leading to the overdoses and the death of Amanda Adams."

A number of drugs and firearms were located at the residence while the warrant was being executed, and the ARDEO Task Force and the GBI are continuing the investigation.

"The Toccoa Police Department would like to thank al. the agents of the Task Force, GBI, Stephens County Sheriff's Office and first responders for their time and dedication on this case," Mize stated.


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