Felicia Franklin, the Vice Chair of the Clayton County Board of Commissioners, claims she was drugged after she was found passed out on the ground in front of a sports bar. But, police are disputing her claims.
The incident took place on September 29 outside of the 404 Sports Bar and Grill in Morrow, Georgia.
Police found Felicia Franklin on the ground after consuming what they believed to be three to four alcoholic drinks and a swig of beer.
But authorities found no evidence of anyone tampering with her drinks.
Felicia refused to have a blood test done to confirm she had been drugged, but her urinalysis tested positive for cannabis.
Body cam footage shows the vice chair sitting on a bench outside the sports bar, and moments later, the footage shows her passed out on the ground.
Police said she was lying in a puddle of clear liquid and appeared to have urinated on herself.
When emergency crews arrived and put her on a stretcher she became agitated and yelled out, “Don’t leave me, don’t leave me, don’t leave me!”
She then began to vomit.
After the incident, Felicia Franklin posted to her Facebook account:
Dear friends and supporters,
I want to share a deeply personal and troubling experience that I recently faced while attending an event here in our very community. It is believed by medical professionals that I was drugged with a GHB pill, more commonly known as the “date rape pill,” and this incident has shaken me to my core.
I was safe and did not leave the facility until Morrow EMT medical professionals arrived and rendered emergency support.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
While I am still processing the details, I am committed to shedding light on the issue.
I believe it’s crucial to use this moment as a catalyst for change. I will be working closely with authorities to ensure that justice is served, and I will also be advocating for improved safety measures at events like these.
No one should have to go through what I experienced, and I want to thank all of you for your support during this challenging time. Stay tuned for further details as we work towards a safer environment for all.
Police say there is no evidence that Felicia Franklin tried to intentionally mislead them.
If she hadn’t made a post about it on Facebook, the incident wouldn’t have gotten attention or made headlines.
Watch the “Atlanta FOX 5” news report below:
Do you believe Felicia Franklin was drugged or her turn-up at the sports bar got a little out of hand?