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October 25, 2002

Mitchell County - There's a shortage of marijuana. Heightened security, drug arrests and the slowing economy is keeping marijuana off the streets.

Southwest Georgia Drug Task Force Agents in Mitchell County say supply and demand has a lot to do with shortages. Since September 11th, it's harder to get drugs across US borders, decreasing the supply. Drug Task Commander, Joey Autrey, says, "We're proud to see it. Less drugs on the street, less people who are using it. It's also causing the prices of the drugs to go up or people are getting less marijuana for the same amount of money because of simple economics of the laws of supply and demand."

Drug Task Force agents in Mitchell County also applaud all local law enforcement for keeping mid level dealers and buyers behind bars.

Having them in jail disrupts their network to distribute marijuana.

posted at 6:14PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com