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September 3, 2003
Albany -- City and County leaders celebrated the opening of their new Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit Headquarters Wednesday morning, laughing that the bad guys they bust paid for most of it.
The old bank building at 700 Pine Avenue has been completely refurbished with the latest state of the art law enforcement equipment. And most of it was paid for money taken from criminals, not the taxpayer.
City and County leaders cutting the ribbon at the new Albany Dougherty Drug Unit Headquarters. The Drug Unit Officers celebrating their new work station. And they deserve to celebrate, because the officers themselves did most of the construction work fixing up this building.
Drug Unit Commander Major Bill Berry said "Both teams have had to maintain the pressure. One getting the building for us to move in, the other to keep our stats and our work up, and not let the dopers take over."
The drug headquarters will be completely set up for 200 thousand dollars. Suntrust Banks sold the building on Pine Avenue to the County for half it's appraised value, and financed the purchase. Prisoners and drug unit officers did most of the labor. The city and the county paid only 35-thousand dollars each. The rest of the money came from drug seizures.
County Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard said "If people want to be part of that one percent of the population that causes all the problems, we will put them in jail, seize their assets, and build us another building. Because we are going to put a stop to this being a bad city with crime."
The Drug Unit is a mix of officers from the Dougherty County Police , Albany Police, and Dougherty County Sheriff's Office. They work to keep drugs off the streets of the community.
Dougherty County Police Chief Don Cheek said "To finally have a place where they have the equipment and physical facility to work out of is just nothing short of superb."
The Drug Unit moved into their new headquarters after 8 months refurbishing and equipping the building.