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Sting nets 30+ drug dealers
Shower Bandit indicted
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A lengthy undercover investigation by the sheriff’s department resulted in 33 people being named in sealed indictments last week.The indictments, handed down by a special called session of the DeKalb County Grand Jury on Aug. 19, have already resulted in the arrest of 26 individuals who will all appear in Criminal Court for arraignment on Sept. 16.Among those indicted was Clayton Daniel Gott, 19, who was charged with three counts of aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor after an investigation allegedly revealed that he had hidden a video recorder in his bathroom in July to record a 16-year-old girl taking a shower.According to the sheriff, the victim discovered the camera hidden in a toilet paper holder in the bathroom and authorities were notified.When detectives questioned Gott about the incident, he allegedly admitted to recording the girl three times while she showered in the two-week period previous to the discovery.“We charged him with sealed indictments, which are felony indictments,” said Sheriff Patrick Ray.His bond was set at $30,000. The months-long sting operation accounted for the remaining indictments.“My drug detectives, along with some of the deputies, did controlled drug buys. Some of the drugs we bought were Dilaudid, crack cocaine, Hydrocodone, Xanax, Methadone, Morphine, Roxycodone, Percocet, mushrooms, and Suboxone,” the sheriff shared.“We also found two marijuana grows, a meth lab, and some burglaries and thefts.