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Drug sting nets bakers dozen


By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

June 23, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Drug agents arrested more than a dozen people during a weekend sting at an Albany mobile home park. Albany Dougherty Drug Agents, with help from the Mid South Drug task force and the Southwest Georgia drug task force, arrested 13-people at Mimosa Trailer park on Clark Avenue on Friday night.

Charges ranged from obstruction of an officer to purchase of cocaine. Among those arrested is Christopher Barlow. Police say he fired several shots in the area, then led officers on a chase. He then apparently ditched the gun on school property.

Major Derrell Smith said, "Which is a concern in itself had we not been able to recover that weapon, it would have been right there at school property. We've been getting a number of these complaints and the majority of the people that live in this trailer park are not a problem. I'm sure they're just as tired of it as we are. We're going to keep focusing on this and get it cleaned up one way or the other."

Major Smith says his office has also received complaints of prostitution at the trailer park, and he'll continue to hold stings to nab prostitutes and drug dealers.

Kagin Brown was arrested for an outstanding battery charge.

Eddie Williams and Sean Gaines were arrested for obstruction of an officer.

Bill Smith was charged with criminal attempt to purchase cocaine. Roosevelt Thomas was charged with possession of drug related objects.

Jesse Cheeks,  Curtis Henderson,  David Peek,  Tina Coleman,  Danny Terry, Rodney Howell, and  David Mason were all charged with purchasing cocaine.



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