Fayette County

Metro Atlanta gas station employees arrested for selling ‘Za Za Red’

Peachtree City police arrested two convenience store employees for selling an illegal, controlled substance over-the-counter.

Officers were at the Glenlock Village store Friday morning to investigate complaints that employees of the store were selling Za Za Red (tianeptine).

The drug was classified as a Schedule 1 controlled substance in July.

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It is known on the street as “gas station heroin” due to its euphoric properties similar to other opioids.

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, severe adverse health effects, including respiratory depression, severe sedation and death have occurred from the misuse of this drug.


The two suspects were charged with the distribution and sales of the illegal substance.

The arrests come just weeks after another store in Haralson County was accused of selling the products.

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