CONYERS, Ga. -- The GBI has been asked to investigate a claim by Rockdale County Magistrate Court Judge Phinia Aten that someone placed a pill in her glass of water while she was out of the courtroom.
According to an incident report filed Monday by the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office, the judge had poured a half glass of water during first appearance hearings. Midway through the morning, Aten took a restroom break and left her glass in the courtroom.
When she returned, she filled the glass with water from another bottle. That's when, according to the report, "The water started turning very cloudy."
The judge looked at the bottom of the glass and noticed a white pill that was disintegrating rapidly. The deputy poured out the water, retrieved the pill from the bottom of the glass and placed it on a paper towel.