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Badge and Bar: Agents find components of 'one-pot' meth lab
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Authorities said they discovered the components of a “one pot” methamphetamine lab in Gainesville. Four people were arrested at a home Thursday, June 13, 2019, in the 4000 block of Forest Boulevard.

Authorities said they discovered the components of a “one pot” methamphetamine lab in Gainesville, according to authorities.

Four people were arrested at a home Thursday, June 13, in the 4000 block of Forest Boulevard.

“It looked like they were preparing to put it into operation ... and they were missing at least one key ingredient to actually make it go operational,” Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad Lt. Don Scalia said.

Scalia said officers also found more than an ounce of meth, digital scales, packaging materials, syringes and other drug paraphernalia.

One of the four people arrested was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, while another was charged with manufacturing the drug. The other two were charged with meth possession.

The estimated street value of the drug seized was $3,100.


Man charged in domestic dispute accused of installing hidden cameras

A Hall County man accused of striking a woman in the face was later charged with felony invasion of privacy, according to authorities.

The man allegedly struck the woman in the face March 15 at a South Hall home, and he was charged with misdemeanor battery under the Family Violence Act.

He was told to have no contact with the woman after he posted a bond.

More than two weeks later, the Hall County man then allegedly pulled her out a car on Spout Springs Road. He posted a bond April 6 after being charged with violation of a temporary protective order and simple battery.

“Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office were notified by the victim that (the man) had texted her, gone to her residence and had installed hidden cameras in the home for the purpose of photographing and recording the victim and her minor female daughter,” Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware wrote in a news release.

The man was arrested Monday, June 10, and booked in to the Hall County Jail, where he remains.

The case is still under investigation.


Authorities: Man allegedly punched a windshield, threatened to burn vehicle

A Hall County man allegedly punched the windshield of a woman’s Jeep and threatened to burn the car, according to authorities.

The incident reportedly took place June 6 in the 4600 block of Ledan Extension.

“At the time of this incident, (the man) was on bond for previous charges in Hall County which occurred in April 2019 involving the same victim. Those charges included simple assault and criminal damage to property,” Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware wrote in a news release.

Deputies obtained warrants for the 31-year-old man June 7 on charges of terroristic threats and criminal trespass, and he was arrested Tuesday, June 11

The case is still under investigation.


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