Courthouse, jailhouse drug seizures; Public indecency arrest

*HALL CO. SHERIFF’S OFFICE NARRATIVE: “Cohen Landau Motes, 45, of Gainesville, came to the Hall County Courthouse on Wednesday, March 13, around 11 a.m. for court business. As Motes emptied his pockets at the courthouse entry, as is protocol for all entrants, he dropped a rubber glove as he was placing items in the bin at the screening area. The glove was retrieved by Hall County deputies, who found a baggie in the glove with a small quantity of drugs, which turned out to be fentanyl. The amount of fentanyl was about one (1) gram, or 10 dosage units, according to HCSO drug investigators…”

*A Winder truck driver, Willie McFadden, is one of four people who were arrested after sheriff’s deputies said they found methamphetamine in the Gwinnett County Jail. The investigation began two months ago when meth was found during a routine cell search. McFadden reportedly made a hand-to-hand exchange of meth with an inmate with Dante Thompson’s help. Two inmates have also been charged..

*Oakwood Police say a homeless man, wanted by Hall County authorities, was arrested a few days ago at a Mundy Mill Road fast food restaurant on public indecency charges. When officers got to the restaurant, they found him behind it. Several customers, some with children with them, said Martinez was masturbating. He was charged with Public Indecency and Child Molestation, the latter for committing act in front of the children. The sheriff’s department had been looking for him for Drug Court violations.