Gville man indicted in drug case that included an overdose death

A week after he was indicted by a federal grand jury, a Gainesville man, Bobby Joe Holloman, has been arraigned on federal charges of distributing fentanyl and possessing a firearm by a convicted felon.

“Holloman’s alleged fentanyl distribution led to two overdoses, resulting in the death of one victim,” said U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan.

Buchanan says the charges, and other information presented in court, allege that Holloman sold fentanyl, which resulted in two victims suffering an overdose. One victim survived after paramedics used Narcan to revive him; however, the other victim died. About a month later, Holloman was on the scene during the investigation of another overdose death when a gun was found that belonged to him. At that time, Holloman had been previously convicted in February 2021, of the felony offense of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and a felon in possession of a firearm.

The 50-year-old Holloman was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge J. Clay Fuller on Monday. He was indicted by a federal grand jury May 7.