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Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
June 17, 2004
Dougherty County -- A hot and hazardous job for Albany Dougherty Drug agents. They raided a meth lab Thursday morning on Cordele Road and arrested 32-year-old Scott Larkin as he prepared to cook up a batch of the illegal drug.
As fans whir to keep drug agents cool, they work to dismantle a dangerous meth lab. The front seat of a bucket truck the latest meth lab discovery.
Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit Commander Major Bill Berry said "We were able to catch him outside where it is safer for us."
Scott Larkin set up the lab behind his Cordele Road trailer. When he stepped away, drug agents moved in. "He was not in there where he could destroy or mix chemicals or become a barricaded type person," said Berry.
Dismantling the lab was a tough job dressed in hot, heavy hazmat suits. Sgt. Reggie French said, "No telling how hot it is inside that suit. Feels like it is probably about 200 degrees in there."
Drug agents slowly took apart the highly explosive lab. And while Larkin worked making meth, he kept an eye out with surveillance cameras. Berry said "He's got some mounted on top of the trailer. And he's got scanners in there with all the police and fire frequencies listed."
Larkin had to be decontaminated. He was forced to strip while firefighters held up curtains and washed him down with a fire hose. Then, with a clean jump suit, he was off to jail. As drug agents continued to sweat it out for hours as they cleaned out a hazardous lab on a hot summer day.
Agents found 5-thousand dollars worth of methamphetimine ready to be sold on the street. Larkin is in the Dougherty County jail charged with manufacturing and trafficking methamphetamine.