Conyers police and the U.S. Marshalls are on the lookout for a serial armed robber who recently held up at least two Conyers drug stores in recent weeks, making off with bags of prescription drugs.
Chad Derrick Slaughter, 20, of Ohio, allegedly went into the CVS pharmacy on Sigman Road on Sept. 23 around 5:53 p.m., said CPD Major Scott Freeman.
"A black male had approached the counter and asked to fill a prescription. He handed the pharmacists a piece of paper. She looked down to read it and when she looked up, he was pointing a black handgun at her," said Freeman.
The note demanded Oxycontin and Percocet, both narcotic pain killers containing oxycodone. The pharmacist complied and police believe Slaughter fled the scene in a vehicle.
After reviewing video footage of the incident, CPD detectives quickly identified the suspect as Slaughter; they had been looking for him in connection with another armed robbery on Sept. 4 at Rite Aid pharmacy.
Officers served a search warrant at a Newton County location where Slaughter was staying, but did not find him there. Freeman said Slaughter is not from the Conyers area and does not have known family members in the area.
"We don’t know why he was down here," said Freeman. "We do know he is wanted out of Ohio for similar types of robberies. He is what we would call a prolific offender."
Anyone with information of Slaughter’s whereabouts is urged to call the Conyers Police Department at 770-483-6600 or to report to the nearest local law enforcement agency.