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Badge and Bar: Man charged with meth trafficking after Lula traffic stop

A Hall County man was charged with trafficking methamphetamine after being stopped Tuesday, June 25 in Lula.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Ware said the 56-year-old man was stopped and was allegedly driving with a suspended license.

“He was arrested without incident and found in possession with more than one ounce of methamphetamine, scales, packaging materials, a meth pipe and less than one ounce of marijuana,” Ware wrote in a news release.

The man’s passenger had two outstanding warrants, while the meth in the car had an estimated street value of $2,800.

The man was also charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of drug-related objects, failure to maintain lane and suspended license.

Both people were booked in to the Hall County Jail.

Authorities: Man allegedly threatened to cut wife’s throat

Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called out Sunday to a domestic-violence incident, where a Gainesville man had allegedly threatened to cut his wife’s throat.

Lt. Scott Ware said the 45-year-old man was armed with a knife around 11 p.m. Sunday at a residence on Meadow Lane in Gainesville.

Deputies arrested the man and charged him with aggravated assault under the Family Violence Act. He was booked into the Hall County Jail, where he remains.

The case is still under investigation.

Police: Man attempted to grab 13-year-old patient at hospital

A Madison man allegedly tried to touch the inner thigh of a 13-year-old patient at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, police said.

The man was charged with attempted sexual battery of a child under the age of 16.

According to the warrant, the man allegedly attempted “to touch the inner thigh (of the girl) without her consent while she was a patient by reaching for her thigh as he went by and commenting that he liked it.”

The incident allegedly took place June 17, and the warrant lists the hospital’s Spring Street address.

Gainesville Police Cpl. Jessica Van said it was determined the man was another patient.

He was booked into the Hall County Jail and is being held on a bond.