Two alleged members of the Ghost Face Gangsters were arrested with $3,000 worth of methamphetamine on them outside a Marietta motel Monday, authorities said.
Jason Scott Douglas, 38, of Lookout Mountain, and Laura Abbott, 40, of Rising Fawn, were at a Motel 6 at 2360 Delk Road, Marietta police said in a news release.
Officers on patrol nearby “observed multiple Ghost Face gang identifiers” and confronted the two in the motel’s parking lot, the release said. Police ended up discovering that Douglas had an outstanding warrant for parole violation.
Douglas was convicted of two counts of criminal trespassing and possessing tools to commit a crime in Dade County in 2016, according to Georgia Department of Corrections records. He was released from prison in March 2018, with about three years to serve on parole.
After a short struggle, Douglas was placed in handcuffs, the release said. However, Abbott allegedly tried to “destroy evidence,” leading to her arrest. About 40 grams of meth was found on Douglas, police said.
While being arrested, Douglas also admitted to being the active statewide coordinator for the Ghost Face Gangsters, the release said.
According to the Anti-Defamation League, the Ghost Face Gangsters is one of the nearly 100 white supremacist prison gangs operating in the U.S. The group originated in California in the 1970s, but a founding member started the Georgia group in 1998, according to the ADL.
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Douglas faces charges of trafficking meth, criminal gang activity and obstruction of law enforcement, while Abbott faces charges of criminal gang activity and tampering with evidence, jail records show.
They both remain in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center without bond, records show.
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