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Guns and drugs found in East Albany home search

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – The raid started as a surprise check by State Probation Officers. About 6 AM When they went to 910 Riley Street, they found marijuana on a living room table.

They called in drug agents and gang officers who found more drugs hidden under the insulation in the attic.

Drug agents found a sawed off shotgun and assault type rifle during their raid, but it was two bullet proof vests that really concerned them. Officers worry the people in the house were preparing for a shoot out.

ADDU Commander Major Bill Berry said "The guns are always a concern, a threat. But the vests is another level. That's taking it to another level."

29 year old Frederick Green cursed and threatened our photographer as he was led to a Sheriff's transport van. His 32 year old brother Derrick Green and 23 year old Erica Nixon were all led out of the home in handcuffs, charged with probation violation and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Agents found a little less than one half pound of marijuana, wrapped in individual baggies for sale. They also seized $6100 in cash, and three small handguns. Gang unit Officers helped in the raid, but did not find any gang evidence.

Gang Unit Commander Captain Mack Green said "Anytime we get a gun off the streets, that's great. Today we got 3 off the streets, so that's a great thing."

There were three different teams of Probation Officers scheduled to make more than 40 checks across Dougherty County. Law enforcement says they are a good way to fight crime problems.

Berry said "We are going to continue to do this. As long as we've got problems with shooting and weapons floating around, we are going to continue to rattle doors and shake leaves."

Drug agents Friday afternoon were checking the guns to see if they were stolen, or if they had been used in any recent crimes. One of the pistols' serial numbers appeared to have been altered.

Several cars loaded with expensive rims and accessories were parked in the driveway.

Investigators are checking to see who owns them.

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