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Drug Unit stays busy

August 25, 2003

Albany-- From marijuana to coacaine, to pills, the drug force has made numerous arrests in the past few days.

Investigators seized 150 pounds of marijuana inside a big rig. The pot was found Thursday night in five suitcases in a tractor trailer truck coming from Florida into Albany on US 19.

Twenty-eight-year old Scotty Duane Jackson of El Paso, Texas was driving the truck.

"This is a major dent for us," said Drug Unit Commander Maj. Bill Berry. "It just shows that a lot of dope is coming into Albany. Whether it comes in and is a hub going out to other places, that depends. This is a great seizure."

The pot had a street value of more than $600,000. This is the one of the largest marijuana busts in Albany in six years.

An Albany care salesman is arrested on prescription drug charges again. Forty-year-old Mitchell Robinson was caught with 54 oxycontin pills, and 63 tablets of a methamphetimine based pill.

Robinson was arrested Friday night leaving KIA Autosport in Albany, where he is a sales manager. Robinson was arrested in January with 900 prescription pills. Investigators say they believe he is trafficking the pills.

And there was a cocaine bust in Albany Friday night. Drug agents found three ounces of powder cocaine, 2.5 and a half grams of crack, 10 ectasy pills, and three hundred dollars in cash at a house on Clark Avenue.

Twenty-seven-year old Travis Price and 30-year old Jackal Clark are in jail.

posted at 5:35PM by dave.miller@walb.com