Drug overdoses suspected in 2 deaths in PTC Tuesday

UPDATED 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10 — Two young men found unresponsive at an Ardenlee subdivision home Tuesday morning may have died from drug overdoses, according to a Peachtree City Police news release Wednesday afternoon.

No foul play was involved in the deaths, according to Chief H.C. “Skip” Clark.

Police later Tuesday arrested five other people for misdemeanor marijuana violations

in connection with a search at the home at 246 Clifton Lane in northwestern Peachtree City.

Police identified the fatalities as 24-year-old Peachtree City resident Joey Corvino, Jr. and 26-year-old Richard Deraney, Jr., of Fayetteville, according to Peachtree City Police spokesman Lt. Mark Brown.

“A preliminary investigation has revealed that the two males have possibly suffered from a fatal drug overdose; however, the investigation is still ongoing,” said Brown.

The 911 call on Aug. 9 had responders initially believing that only one male was involved, Brown said.

“Upon arriving on scene, the responding officer determined that there were actually two white males unresponsive. CPR was initiated by a family member as well as the responding police officers. Peachtree City Fire Department personnel transported both males to the Fayette Piedmont Hospital where they were later pronounced deceased,” said Brown.

The two bodies have been transported to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for autopsies to determine the cause of death, Brown said. The results of the autopsies and toxicology reports are not expected for several months, Brown added.

“As a part of the death investigation, a search warrant was initiated at the residence. Subsequent to a search of the residence, several drug related items and building code violations were discovered,” said Brown.

Brown said five people were arrested subsequent to the search. Those included Clifton Lane residents Timothy Ruberg, Andrea Ruberg, Benjamin Ruberg, 26 and Chelsea Markowitz, all for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Also arrested was Sara E. Ruberg, 24, also of Clifton Lane, for obstruction of an officer and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, Brown added.

Brown said Fayette County Animal Control has been asked to investigate the living conditions of the various animals that were located in the residence.

Peachtree City Police Code Enforcement Officers responded and issued a “Notice of Violation” for multiple building code violations. This notice has a time frame in which the owners have to abate the property maintenance code violations, Brown said.

According to county property records, the property is owned by Timothy and Andrea J. Ruberg. A woman, age 24, from that address was listed on a Fayetteville arrest report Aug. 2 for DUI.

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Judgement

Please don't be too quick to judge the families of these young men.

I do NOT know them BUT I DO KNOW what addiction can do to our young adults.
Addiction can transform a bright, gifted, talented, well rounded young adult into someone that acts in a manner you do not recognize nor do we understand. Why are they acting this way? , one wonders ? One minute they are college bound, the next they are in rehab, on the streets or incarcerated.
Addiction not only affects the addict, it affects the entire family. When your family is confronted with cancer or another serious illness folks show up at your door with a casserole and good wishes. When your family is dealing with addiction some people run the other way. They whisper and sometimes judge. The pain that one deals with can be paralyzing and isolating. One lives in fear and frustration. Fear of what that next phone call will be. Frustration for the fact that you can no longer "fix" or "control" your child. GOD knows, we have tried and tried and tried.
Fortunately our family has found some wonderful support systems. We sit in rooms once or twice a week with other families that "get it." Families like your's and mine. Families that have "good" kids that have addiction. YES, it happens in Peachtree City and Fayette County. We cry in these meetings but even better, we many times laugh. We understand each other. We give each other strength and HOPE.
To anyone going through this I urge you to seek out support, whether it be in an FA (Families Anonymous) group, AlAnon or some other group. Read and educate yourself. Turn things over to your "Higher Power." You will learn, as we have, that the addict will make his/her own choices and we need to let them. We need to be okay with that. We need to take care of ourselves or we are no good to those around us. The motto is "One day at a time." Sometimes it is one minute at a time.

My condolences to the families of these two young men and all that love them.

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WOW, sandytoes.

That's a powerful statement.

I wonder if hutch has read it.

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Judgement

Please don't be too quick to judge the families of these young men.

I do NOT know them BUT I DO KNOW what addiction can do to our young adults.
Addiction can transform a bright, gifted, talented, well rounded young adult into someone that acts in a manner you do not recognize nor do we understand. Why are they acting this way? , one wonders ? One minute they are college bound, the next they are in rehab, on the streets or incarcerated.
Addiction not only affects the addict, it affects the entire family. When your family is confronted with cancer or another serious illness folks show up at your door with a casserole and good wishes. When your family is dealing with addiction some people run the other way. They whisper and sometimes judge. The pain that one deals with can be paralyzing and isolating. One lives in fear and frustration. Fear of what that next phone call will be. Frustration for the fact that you can no longer "fix" or "control" your child. GOD knows, we have tried and tried and tried.
Fortunately our family has found some wonderful support systems. We sit in rooms once or twice a week with other families that "get it." Families like your's and mine. Families that have "good" kids that have addiction. YES, it happens in Peachtree City and Fayette County. We cry in these meetings but even better, we many times laugh. We understand each other. We give each other strength and HOPE.
To anyone going through this I urge you to seek out support, whether it be in an FA (Families Anonymous) group, AlAnon or some other group. Read and educate yourself. Turn things over to your "Higher Power." You will learn, as we have, that the addict will make his/her own choices and we need to let them. We need to be okay with that. We need to take care of ourselves or we are no good to those around us. The motto is "One day at a time." Sometimes it is one minute at a time.

My condolences to the families of these two young men and all that love them.

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Joey C. and Sarah R. are no

Joey C. and Sarah R. are no strangers to run-ins with the law. It doesn't appear they ever had much in the line of parental boundaries. Drunk driving, wrapping cars around trees, cussing at cops, etc. Loose cannons. Trouble seems to follow those families.

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I don't know your circumstances, but if I were to surmise, I would think that your children (if you have them) get perfect grades, excel in sports and never ever do anything wrong - all thanks to your exceptional parenting - and you constantly pat yourself on the back because you are doing such a stellar job. In reality, there are a lot of wonderful, involved, caring parents who do all the right things and sometimes their children make bad choices. Bad choices lead to consequences. This is the case in this situation. I find your comment tactless and cruel, especially while these families are grieving. Please take a moment to read, and really abosrb, what sandytoes had to say. And then go say a prayer and thank God that your children are doing so well. And, while you're at it, say a prayer for the families that have lost their children.

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Your comment rings true but what happens when the parents in the house allow and even participate in the drug use? Do you take the children out, even tho adults, and proscute the parents? This is going to be one screwed up case in the courts.

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You bring up a very good point. It is important to note that neither of the young men were in their own parents' homes when they died. Sad to say, but this would have been a much happier ending if all of the people in that home had been arrested instead of two ending up dead. It remains a constant problem for parents to try to police their children's friends and vet their parents. Children who fall into a detrimental crowd can be very crafty and even the best parenting can't prevent them from getting into trouble, and sometimes, yes, there are parents who not only condone, but participate in risky bahavior with their children. Such was the case in this situation. Good, caring parents have lost their sons because other parents provided an environment conducive to dangerous behavior. I sincerely hope those parents will be duly punished for their part in this tragedy, and I pray the parents of the young men who died will find some peace.

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Where were the kids?

Where was the 3 year old little boy and the almost 1 year old little girl that live there with their mother? They live there too and are always around this filth.

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Drugs are a poison

So it's still a poisoning.

I don't think the Police should have been so aggressive in pursuing "building code violations" at a time like this.

Even the wisdom of the marijuana charges is questionable.

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"building code violations"

They did that because when you enter that house, you step in all kinds of animals wastes. Dogs and cats use the whole house as their bathroom area!

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BHH, I don't beleive it, we

BHH, I don't beleive it, we agree on something.

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Drugs are a poison

I'm going to buy a lottey ticket today.

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Press and "publics right to know"

These poor families...the press may legally have the right to publish and the public may legally have the right to know, but slaughtering the names of the deceased will only hurt the families in mourning. Morally, I would never want to hurt another human being especially going through such heartache. My family in the past has been severely hurt by these blogs. We were hurt by posts from people that heard rumors or had an opinion based on false information. Our situation was nothing as bad as this tragedy but nonetheless it was a difficult time that will always be hurtful to remember. Follow the Golden Rule, "Treat people the way you want to be treated". I hope and pray that God wraps his arms around these families and protects them from the wrath of pitiless self absorbed cold blooded citizens.

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If the families didn't already know...
Im just saying wrote:

These poor families...the press may legally have the right to publish and the public may legally have the right to know, but slaughtering the names of the deceased will only hurt the families in mourning. Morally, I would never want to hurt another human being especially going through such heartache. My family in the past has been severely hurt by these blogs. We were hurt by posts from people that heard rumors or had an opinion based on false information. Our situation was nothing as bad as this tragedy but nonetheless it was a difficult time that will always be hurtful to remember. Follow the Golden Rule, "Treat people the way you want to be treated". I hope and pray that God wraps his arms around these families and protects them from the wrath of pitiless self absorbed cold blooded citizens.

IF THE FAMILIES DIDN'T ALREADY KNOW THE FACTS THAT HAVE BEEN REPORTED THUS FAR, I WOULD SAY THAT IT WHERE THE PROBLEM BEGAN. HOW COULD YOUR KIDS HAVE SUCH A HISTORY AND YOU BE TOTALLY OBLIVIOUS TO IT?

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Speculation

Common sense tells me you're right, but toxicology reports won't be back for quite some time. What I do know is that both families are in mourning and I am hopeful our press will keep that in mind as they publish information. The much vaunted "publics' right to know" was never intended to be a means to satisfy the publics' prurient interests.

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inquiringmind

Well, we should do as you have suggested for ALL races and maybe it wouldn't continue to garner hatred.

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?? Roundabout

Perhaps I'm missing something, but the comment about respecting a family's grief had nothing to do with race, so I'm not sure why you've interjected that into the discussion.

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inquiring mind: sad

You obviously don't even know that you are missing something!

Have you EVER seen a statement saying that we shouldn't be criticizing a black person for a crime due to their family and relatives having enough grief already?

It is called non-reverse thought patterns!

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Roundabout

"I must be missing something" was a politeness thing. I'm sorry you missed that. I don't miss much, and didn't miss that you were completely off topic and trying to bait. However, I've learned that it isn't necessary to engage in discussion with everyone about everything, particularly with individuals who might just be trying to start an argument where none is needed.

I'll just say "bless your heart" and be done with it.

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inquiring mind

What is "off topic" about always saying scores of terrible things about every black crime in the paper and with no respect for their families grief; yet, you don't want ANYTHING said about white people?

Stop and think what you said through---isn't it the truth?

I'm beginning to think some people simply can not equate some families with others!

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Because

He couldn't find a way to work the TEAs in.

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I hate to speculate

but I bet it wasn't POT that killed them.

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