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March 4, 2004
Dougherty County Sheriff's Deputies used their sense of smell, sniffing out a couple they believe were selling a large quantity of marijuana.
The huge block of marijuana weighs nearly 16 pounds. It was the biggest part of 20 pounds of pot getting ready to be sold on the streets of Albany. Until Dougherty County Sheriff's Deputies got a whiff of the dope.
At 7:15 this morning Sgt. Eric Miller, Sgt. Eddie Jackson, and Deputy Buddy Crosby were servingan arrest warrant at a room at the Travelers Inn motel on West Ogelthorpe, when they smelled the pot.
Lt. Craig Dodd said "You can smell how strong this smells in this room. The smell of marijuana, which all these gentlemen are highly experienced law enforcement officers, been in the business for many, many years, immediately recognized the smell of the marijuana. And from where they were standing in the doorway the smaller bag of marijuana was visible laying on the foot of the bed."
Arrested inside the room were 23-year-old James Chatman and 19-year-old Charisma Macintos of Albany. They also seized $320 in cash. Scales and the smaller bags showed they were breaking down the dope for sale. The pot could have a street value of $90,000.
Lt. Dodd said "They had already been selling marijuana. You can see where they detached marijuana from the block, and where the male subject had been weighing up pound bags of marijuana for sale."
Sheriff's Investigators are not sure where the marijuana came from, but they know it will not be for sale on Albany streets, thanks to the Deputies experienced noses.
Chatman and Macintos are charged with trafficking marijuana, and are being held in the Dougherty County Jail.