Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:58:09 GMT
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer CoalitionMore >>
A student-led effort to help cancer survivors ended up being a big success at a Lee County School. Friday students at Twin Oaks elementary school donated the proceeds from their effort to the Cancer Coalition of Southwest Georgia.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:44:12 GMT
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months. About 2,000 workers at the Albany base will have to take up to 11 unpaid days off in the next fiscal year that startsMore >>
Furloughs for Marine Corps Logistics Base workers could start in less than two months.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:43 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:43:28 GMT
The Rat Pack came back to Albany Friday night. Sinatra and Friends performed at Doublegate Country Club to raise money for the Albany Symphony Association. The guys who play the roles of Frank Sinatra,More >>
People danced the night away to Frank Sinatra tunes.More >>
January 17, 2008
Lee County- Another indoor marijuana grow operation is taken down, this time in Franklin, North Carolina and it is linked to the original Lee County operation.
A Worth County man and an Albany woman with connections to the ring leader Frank Spring are facing federal charges and Lee County Sheriff Harold Breeden says this case isn't over.
Ninety marijuana plants uprooted from inside a Franklin, North Carolina home are now evidence at the Lee County Sheriff's office. With it more grow lights and fertilizers, guns, and cash, virtually what was found inside two Lee County homes just seven months ago.
"Identical. The exact same scenario," said Lee County Sheriff Harold Breeden.
Thirty one year old Brian Thomas Klein of Worth County and 35 year old Rachel Charlene Matre of Albany face federal charges of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana. It was just days after the Lee County operation was busted that word got out about the Franklin operation.
"It was information received from the informants, they were involved in it also," said Breeden.
It's taken time to get enough evidence, but when investigators did they wasted little time in taking down the operation. Sheriff Breeden Friday issued a warning to others, turn yourselves because it's just a matter of time.
"That would be the wise thing to do, go ahead and give me a call and turn themselves in," said Breeden.
With help from the GBI, DEA, and other federal agencies, investigators will go after similar evidence, wherever it leads.
"I just don't think they thought we'd go that far, you know, out of state, but they were wrong. We've been to Florida a couple time you know," said Breeden.
Investigators don't plan to let up, until the entire operation is dismantled.
Last week we told you about the re-arrest of Weyman Harris and a federal complaint filed against Henry Pouliot after federal authorities again found marijuana in Harris' Peachtree Street home. Both were indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday.
Sheriff Harold Breeden said when they busted the initial two homes, investigators had no idea they would be taking down a multi-county, three state operation. It started with four arrests at two homes on Fowler Drive and Brightwater Road June 30th. Over the next several weeks investigators would find more plants and grow equipment in three homes in Terrell County. That lead them to ring leader Dean Slaymaker's home in Dougherty County and to Atlanta and Panama City and Tallahassee Florida.