Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
July 5, 2007
Albany -- Authorities in Dougherty county hit the jack "pot" literally. "On June 26th at approximately 5:40 in the evening we executed a search warrant at 234 Frost St.," said Captain Leroy Davis of the ADDU.
Albany Dougherty Drug Unit agents found 134 marijuana plants at that home and some were even growing in the backyard. "We also discovered that there were 40 marijuana plants grown in coolers on the outside," said Davis.
Michael Dias was arrested but he wasn't the only thing standing between the plants and the police. "We discovered that he was on the outside with seven boxer bulldogs and he was able to put the dogs up without any problems from that point.," said Davis.
Dias lived on in the home with his 81-year-old grandmother. "We are assuming that the grandmother may not have known or we are assuming that if she knew that she had no idea what type of plants they were," said Davis.
Police say that this grow house was very sophisticated. "We had some young plants and even plants that were up to three feet tall," said Davis. "We recovered fertilizer, the lighting system that aided in growing the plants."
The older plants were kept inside the home where they were well protected. "We believe that the dogs on the outside perimeter and the inside were there to keep everyone away." Now, the police are able to keep a lot of drugs away from users on South Georgia's streets.
Michael John Dias is charged with a long list of crimes including manufacturing of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute. No other arrests have been made, but the investigation continues.