Yesterday....WSB introduced us to the story of 28-year old Patrick Desmond… who came to the Atlanta area from Florida in hopes of kicking his drug and alcohol habit at an alternative rehab facility called Narconon of Georgia. But what his parents were told was a secure inpatient treatment center turned out to be plagued with drugs and drinking. In the end… Patrick overdosed and died in June of 2008. This morning, in the second part of his investigation… Pete Combs tells us Narconon of Georgia is accused of posing as an inpatient drug treatment program when it was nothing of the sort. Instead… the Desmonds say Narconon executives lied and faked documents in an effort to lure high-paying patients like their son.
We’re working with our news partners on this story. You can watch more about Narconon tonight on Channel 2 Action News at 5 and 6… and read more on the story tomorrow at ajc.com .