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Drug Unit wants money for building improvements

February 24, 2003

Albany-- The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit needs $70,000 to finish renovations on its new building, and is asking the county to help foot the bill.

The Drug unit is moving to the old Security Bank building at 700 Pine Avenue. In the last month, officers and prison laborers have painted, laid carpet, and made repairs themselves.

Major Bill Berry asked county commissioners for $35,000 for air conditioning, electrical, and other work, and the ADDU hopes the city will give $35,000 as well.

"This building is perfect for us because it already had two safes, left from the bank, where we can safely keep the confiscated drugs and money,” said Berry. "It also brings our unit back downtown, allowing for easier access to the courthouse, Sheriff's and Police Departments.”

The Drug Unit purchased the building with confiscated drug money. County commissioners praised Berry's efforts to save money on repairs.

They will vote on the allocation of the money at their meeting next Monday.

posted at 4:40PM by dave.miller@walb.com