They sat in a log cabin set in the middle of a 68-acre tree farm in Hall County. No getaway, mind you, the sober dwelling represents a hard-core reality that Justin Williams and Patrick True share as users.
The man and woman accused of stealing used cooking oil in Braselton also worked fast in Oakwood, police said, where investigators believe six restaurants and food stores were targeted in one February day.
The deal sounds like a real estate agent's dream. An international oil man e-mails his interest in a Lake Lanier property listed around $800,000. He offers to buy the house, sight unseen, then asks for instructions on sending an earnest check for $640,000 to place the home under contract.
Building industry vendors arrived Friday afternoon to booths walled off with plain fabric and tables covered with crisp white linens. When they left the Georgia Mountains Center later that day, the same booths looked like home.