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Man found shot to death in boutique

Man found shot to death in boutique

ATLANTA -- An unidentified man was found shot to death in a southwest Atlanta store Friday morning.

Atlanta Police received a call about the shooting at around 2:40 a.m. The victim was found inside A-Town Brothers Fashion on Stone Hogan Connector Road.

Police spokesman Lt. Paul Guerrucci said a woman stopped at the store when she saw what she believed was her friend's car parked nearby. She reportedly entered the store, saw blood all over the floor and ran away to call the police.

Guerrucci said there was evidence of several shots fired inside the building; the victim also appeared to be shot multiple times. Investigators believe the man had been dead for a while, Guerrucci said.

Police have not yet named a motive or a suspect in this case.

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

Feds crack down on prescription drug trafficking

ATLANTA -- A federal grand jury in Atlanta has charged a total of 13 defendants from two states with illegally trafficking in oxycodone and other prescription drugs.

The two cases arise out of intensified efforts to address Georgia's growing problem with prescription drug abuse.

"Prescription drug abuse is our nation's fastest-growing segment of illegal drug use, causing significantly more overdose deaths than cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin combined," said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.

In the first incident, 11 Georgia residents were charged with conspiring to forge oxycodone prescriptions and sell the illegally obtained tablets.