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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Drug agents raided an Albany business they say was a front for a drug operation.

Friday morning Albany Dougherty Drug Agents raided the Taniyah's Fashions in the 500 block of South Slappey.

The business owner, 30 year old Tanarus Weston and 44 year old Rodney Floyd were arrested and charged with trafficking in cocaine.

Drug Agents say the men locked the doors on the business as they drove up, and flushed a baggie with 4 and a half ounces of crack, worth about $12,700.

A.D.D.U. Commander Major Bill Berry said  "there had been an attempt to destroy it by flushing it. It actually lodged in the toilet and would not flush. As you know, crack cocaine is not soluble, so it didn't dissolve and go on down."

On the counter of the business, more than $2,300 dollars was laid out. Drug agents seized the money, business computers, and cell phones. They will search the computer and phone records to see if they can trace other drug activity. The business was open Monday, being run by a friend of the owner.

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