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February 26, 2007

Albany - Dougherty County commissioners say the city of Albany needs to step up to the plate to help fight drugs. Both the city and county are under contract to provide the combined drug unit with 12 officers.

For several years now, the drug unit has been short of about four officers. All of those slots going unfilled by the city. County Commissioner Jack Stone says drugs are one of the biggest problems in the city and county and need to be fought at full force.

Stone said, "As many drugs as we have on the streets of Dougherty County, we need every person who's assigned to that drug unit, each one's supposed to furnish 12 people, they need to come up with their 12 people."

All of the 12 slots the county has agreed to pay for have been filled.

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