A man was using a Gwinnett County condo rented through Airbnb to stash drugs, Channel 2 Action News reported.
The Gwinnett Metro Task Force, a multi-agency group that specifically investigates drug crime, raided a three-bedroom Snellville condo on June 5. Investigators found 19-year-old Aaron Alexis with marijuana, THC oil and ecstasy pills, Channel 2 reported.
Two other people ran out of the building but were later found by officers, police said. Both were charged with misdemeanor obstruction and are not facing drug charges.
Alexis has been charged with possession of a schedule I or II controlled substance with intent to distribute; felony purchase, possession, manufacture, distribution or sale of marijuana; possession of a schedule I controlled substance; possession and use of drug-related objects; and use of communication facility in commission of a felony involving controlled substances.
Investigators believe Alexis used texting and Cash App, a money transfer smartphone app, to conduct drug deals, according to warrants. The condo was rented on Airbnb for $50 a night.
Alexis has been removed from Airbnb, making him unable to use the platform in the future, a company spokesman said.
Alexis has been released on bond from the Gwinnett County Detention Center.
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