Charges against a Gainesville man of criminal attempt to commit rape and solicitation to commit rape have been dropped.
Timothy Wayne Garrett, 53, entered a non-negotiated plea Tuesday on a charge of criminal attempt to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He received a 10-year sentence, with the first two years in confinement. The rest may be served on probation.
Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware said in February 2015 that Garrett placed an ad on Craigslist to purchase GHB, a drug commonly referred to as the “date rape” drug. The chemical name is Gamma hydroxybutyric acid.
Ware previously told The Times that Garrett allegedly solicited the substance to drug a woman “and have strangers sexually assault her.”
The two charges from the December 2016 indictment were not prosecuted by the district attorney’s office.
Garrett’s attorney Brett Willis declined to comment.
Assistant District Attorney Kelley Robertson said the prosecution asked for four years in prison.