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Badge and Bar: Grand jury indicts 3 in drug case from Jan. 2

POSTED: July 25, 2013 1:03 a.m.

A felony drug case against three Gainesville residents was indicted by the Hall County grand jury on July 9 on charges stemming from a Jan. 2 arrest.

Harold Gilbert, 36, and Nikki Lasher Roulhac, 30, both face additional drug charges from their original arrest.

They were indicted on charges of possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, possession of hydrocodone with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of hydrocodone, possession of cocaine, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Myron Joshua Dooley Jr., 55, of Gainesville, was indicted on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possession of hydrocodone, possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

Roulhac and Gilbert were also indicted on transaction card theft, charges added shortly after their initial arrest. Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks, spokesman for the Hall County Sheriff’s Office, said investigators discovered that two of three debit cards in their possession belonged to prisoners.

The three represented themselves at their January committal hearing in Hall County Magistrate Court.

At the hearing, Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad agent Jeff Schull, lead investigator in the case, testified that investigators used criminal informants to make controlled buys, surveilling an apartment at 1627 Lenox Park Place in Gainesville, and that upon executing a search warrant, agents located and confiscated quantities of cocaine, heroin, hydrocodone, methamphetamine and marijuana.

They also seized packaging materials, digital scales, more than $7,000 and five loaded firearms, including four handguns and one shotgun.

Both Roulhac and Gilbert are out on bond, while Dooley remains incarcerated at the Hall County Jail. A date for an arraignment in Superior Court has not been set.

Citizen’s Academy set for Sept. 10

The 14th Session of the Hall County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Academy is set to begin on Sept. 10, the sheriff’s office announced.

The academy is a twice-a-week, seven-week program for citizens curious to learn how their sheriff’s office operates, from the jailhouse to the courthouse, and from patrol division to criminal investigations.

The sessions will meet in the evenings from 6 to 9, Tuesdays and Thursdays, for both classroom sessions and hands-on activities to increase civic knowledge.

Residents interested in applying to participate can call 770-531-7093 or 770-531-7095, the sheriff’s office said.

The office also directed applicants to an online form, which can be found at www.hallcounty.org/sheriff.

Emma Witman covers public safety and court issues for The Times. Share your thoughts, news tips and questions with her:

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