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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.


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