G’ville drug dealer sentenced; measles are back; G’ville Spelling Bee winner; Oakwood theft suspect arrested

* Lyedrekus Bailey, a multi-convicted felon who trafficked cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl in the Gainesville area for about two decades, has been sentenced to federal prison for nearly 20 years, according to a U.S. Department of Justice DOJ) news release. Bailey was convicted of multiple drug trafficking crimes dating back to 2005. While on probation and parole for these offenses, he continued to commit crimes, such as drug trafficking, evidence tampering, and obstruction of law enforcement, according to the release.

*Georgia’s first confirmed case of the measles in four years is in metro Atlanta. Georgia News Network (GNN) reports health officials revealed this week that the infected person was exposed to the virus while out of the country and was unvaccinated.

*Alex Nguyen from Gainesville Middle School West is the winner of this year’s Gainesville City School System (GCSS) Spelling Bee, which was held today. Nguyen will now represent the system in the regional competition. The winning word was “Pipette.”

*Oakwood Police report the arrest of Jamar Devon Tillman, 39, on theft and other charges in an alleged scheme involving stores in Athens and Oakwood. “The accused went to a Sams Club in Athens, GA and obtained a Sams Club credit card using a fraudulent identity,” the arresting detective wrote in an email to GLORY 97.5. “He later came to the Sams Club in Oakwood, GA where he purchased two $500 Gift Cards with the fraudulently obtained credit card. I was able to identify the suspect through my investigation and presented photographic line-ups to Sams Club employees related to this transaction.  Two Sams club employees successfully identified the accused in photographic line-ups and arrest warrants were obtained.”