Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:57 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
October 28, 2004
Albany-- More than 26 pounds of powder and crack cocaine were found hidden in a car last night. It started as South Georgia law enforcement helping the Drug Enforcement Agency find three Albany men wanted on Federal charges, but ended with drug agents finding one of the biggest hauls of cocaine in years.
Drug agents lay out 11 bricks of cocaine, weighing 26.5 pounds, worth more than $1.2 million on the streets. Albany Dougherty Drug Unit Commander Major Bill Berry said, "I think it will put a big bite into what is available, and we have got some major players off the street."
Federal D.E.A. agents had warrants for the arrest of William Johnson, well known to local drug agents as "Junior Pete." A major lookout involving Dougherty County, Lee County, GBI, and the Georgia State Patrol got underway at noon. At 6:30 one of Johnson's S.U.V.'s was stopped on Highway 300, and the coke was found in a hidden compartment under a baby seat.
"It was actually hidden under the back seat where the infant was sitting." Cheryl Davis had her six month old son sitting on top of the hidden compartment where the coke was found. Davis and Dontavis Lakes are charged with trafficking cocaine.
Later a G.S.P. helicopter spotted another of Johnson's S.U.V.'s on Philema Road. Drug Agents stopped it at the corner of Philema and Jefferson, arresting Johnson, Tommy Moore, and John Hicks, all being held on federal charges.
They had four thousand five hundred dollars in cash. Now Drug Agents say they will try to tie Johnson to the seized cocaine. "He was not in the vehicle that this was recovered out of. So what we need to do is print this, hopefully get some stuff back and put this dope on him or in his operation," Berry said.
The cell phones seized in the million dollar cocaine bust have been ringing all morning. They will be part of the continuing investigation as agents track where the dope came from, and where it was headed.
GBI Special Agent Michael Lewis said "This is one of the largest busts in recent history, and I think it will have a major impact in Southwest Georgia."
Ten and a half kilos of cocaine that will not be sold on South Georgia streets. All five arrested in the bust are being held in the Dougherty County jail.