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Drug unit promises to turn up the heat on illegal drug and booze sales

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January 9, 2007

Albany -- The Albany Dougherty Drug Unit has started a crackdown on street level drug and alcohol violators. They say they want to turn up the heat on all illegal sales in 2007.

 Albany Dougherty Drug Unit agents show off some of the alcohol and pornography they seized from the Playboyz Pool Room on Martin Luther King Junior Drive in a raid Wednesday night. Captain Leroy Davis said "no alcohol license at all."

Owner Travis Williams was arrested and charged with alcohol regulation charges. ADDU agents say they are working to get even the smallest level of illegal drug and alcohol sales off the streets. Captain Davis said "for the residents in the area, this is a breed for such. And of course if we can get the tips to eliminate such problems in the neighborhood, we will make a better place to live."

Thursday drug agents arrested 27 year old Rodney Keaton and 25 year old Vanessa Williams for possession and selling cocaine and marijuana. When drug agents busted the two, they say the couple tried to hide 800 dollars in their three year old son's coat. Captain Davis said " it's sad to say the children are being utilized as safe havens or a stash carrier for drugs or cash."

Drug Agents say drugs and drinking affects even the youngest person in Albany, and that is one reason they are cracking down on sales in 2007, even the smallest ones, to stop booze and drugs at the source.

The parents of the three year old child will also be charged with child cruelty. The child is now in the custody of his Grandparents.

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