Investigators seized several kilograms of a potential date-rape drug after a probe involving a business in Fairfax, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said.
The department’s Special Investigations Unit received information from federal authorities last week about a suspicious package confiscated by U.S. Customs agents, sheriff’s Sgt. Adam Schermerhorn said. The package was destined for a nail salon in Fairfax and contained 3.5 kilograms of gamma-butyrolactone, commonly known as GBL or GHB.
The substance is also used in products such as nail polish removers, cleaners and adhesives, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
With cooperation of the U.S. Postal Service, investigators arranged for the package to be delivered to the business on Aug. 15. Authorities arrested the manager of the business after he accepted the delivery.
Long Tran, 40, of San Francisco was booked into the Marin County Jail on suspicion of several felony drug offenses, the sheriff’s office said. Tran was no longer in custody Wednesday.
Investigators seized more than 3,500 doses of the substance, with an estimated street value of up to $20,000, in the operation, the sheriff’s office said.
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