KINGSLAND, Ga. – A Georgia woman is in jail after police started investigating a drug overdose death, but also discovered evidence of a suspected drug operation in the presence of a small child, according to the Kingsland Police Department.
Marissa Seal, 26, turned herself in after a warrant was issued for her arrest on felony drug, gun, and child abuse and neglect charges.
On July 17, Seal called the police after finding her husband unresponsive when she arrived home from work at the Preserve at Newport Apartments. She told police she had found him on the bed with foam coming out of his mouth and blood coming out of his eyes, according to a report.
Neighborhoods who witnessed the aftermath of the incident said they would never forget that night.
One neighbor said Seal “came out to the sidewalk and screamed ‘save my baby.’” Another neighbor mentioned seeing “five carloads of police” at the apartment.
When first responders arrived at the home, they performed CPR on Seal’s husband and administered Narcan, but police said he died from a drug overdose. While searching the apartment, investigators said they found an assortment of drugs — including fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana and various opioid pills. Officials also said they found a large sum of cash and paraphernalia believed to be connected to the sale and distribution of illegal narcotics.
Investigators additionally found nine loaded guns — two of which were found inside a child’s toy kitchen set — and a large assortment of ammunition as they continued to search the residence.
There was a small child living in the apartment among the drugs, loaded guns and ammunition that was in plain sight.
Seal told investigators her child sleeps on the floor next to her and her husband’s bed. According to police, the apartment was also filled with fruit flies, moldy food, and piles of trash and dirt.
A neighbor said she witnessed what she believed to be routine drug deals at the apartment.
“He wouldn’t even let them in,” the neighbor said. “A lot of them would go around to the end of the building to his patio, and he would deliver the drugs at the patio.”
Police issued a warrant for Seal’s arrest on charges of trafficking and distributing illegal narcotics, illegal possession of firearms, and cruelty to children by means of depriving a child of necessary sustenance.
Seal remains in jail on a $25,000 bond. Her child is in the care of a relative.