Drug Squad bids Berry adieu - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Drug Squad bids Berry adieu

July 28, 2005

Albany-- Major Bill Berry got a warm send-off from the members of local law enforcement this morning. Berry is leaving the Alban-Dougherty Drug Unit to take a similar post with Henry County in Stockbridge.

Berry has been the ADDU commander for eight years, and his new title will be Special Services Division Commander.

He lists building the Drug Unit's own headquarters, reducing the number of drug dealers on the streets, and cutting underage alcohol sales in the community as three of the top accomplishments of ADDU during his tenure.

"The fun we had, it was a great job and a great run. I enjoyed it and loved it," said Berry.

"We're going to continue to run, work corners, and pick up dope," said Capt. Exum. "We've had a lot of complaints [about drugs], so we're going to continue to work just like Major Berry was here."

Until a permanent successor is named, Captain Andy Exum, a five-year veteran of the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit, will act as interim chief of the drug squad.

Captain Exum also has 19 years of service on the Dougherty County Police Department.


Feedback: news@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Love in the park

    Love in the park

    Saturday, March 25 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-03-25 22:15:19 GMT
    Avalon Park was full of people, children and good food (Source: WALB)Avalon Park was full of people, children and good food (Source: WALB)

    A neighborhood came together to get Albany children out of the house to play. Folks who live in Avalon Park organized an event for the children in the area to enjoy the weather and being outdoors.

    More >>

    A neighborhood came together to get Albany children out of the house to play. Folks who live in Avalon Park organized an event for the children in the area to enjoy the weather and being outdoors.

    More >>
  • Residents are 'Peanut Proud' in Blakely

    Residents are 'Peanut Proud' in Blakely

    Saturday, March 25 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-03-25 22:12:03 GMT
    The 9th annual Peanut Festival took place on Saturday, March 25 (Source: WALB)The 9th annual Peanut Festival took place on Saturday, March 25 (Source: WALB)

    Early County is proud of it's peanut history.  The annual Peanut Proud festival is more than just a party. It honors the peanut industry, and what it means to the community.

    More >>

    Early County is proud of it's peanut history.  The annual Peanut Proud festival is more than just a party. It honors the peanut industry, and what it means to the community.

    More >>
  • Family Day must go on for the Museum of Art

    Family Day must go on for the Museum of Art

    Saturday, March 25 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-03-25 21:56:18 GMT
    Family Day must still go on (Source: WALB)Family Day must still go on (Source: WALB)

    The Albany Museum of Art is still recovering from storm damage but that didn't stop them from holding their family fun day. 

    More >>

    The Albany Museum of Art is still recovering from storm damage but that didn't stop them from holding their family fun day. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly