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Drug task force rewarded with big check

January 5, 2006

Albany -- A South Georgia drug task force, that broke up a cocaine ring is rewarded in a big way.

Fitzgerald Police Chief Billy Smallwood and South Central Drug Task Force Commander Bob Billotee accepted a check for more than 107 thousand dollars from federal authorities Thursday.

The money comes from the sale of a house where the cocaine ring was selling the drugs. That money will be used to finance the agency. South Central Drug Task Force Commander Bob Billotte said "It's much needed funds to continue the drug task force. We can make more cases, take more drug dealers off the street, and also this money will be used to update equipment we have."

The men arrested,Marcus King and Demetrice King were to be sentenced in Albany's Federal Court Thursday afternoon. Two more members of their family also plead guilty to drug charges.

One of them's mother, former Fitzgerald Police Sgt. Linda King, was at the courthouse for the sentencing. She was fired after being charged with violation of duty.

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