Thursday, May 23 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:19:44 GMT
One south Georgia law enforcement agency recently received much needed financial help for a mandatory upgrade. The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of HighwayMore >>
The Thomasville Police department got an $8,000 grant from the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:13 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:13:37 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:06:59 GMT
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months. She returned to Quitman today after a 10-month deployment in Afghanistan. And she surprised her son and her mother at herMore >>
A south Georgia soldier is enjoying her first night with her family in months.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 5:04 PM EDT2013-05-23 21:04:16 GMT
All non-essential employees at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany have been sent home for the day due to a sudden drop in water pressure. Base officials say the water is either running extremely low orMore >>
The command is still investigating the cause of this specific leak and will provide up-to-date information to the public as well as its workforce as to the causes and preventative measures that will take place in the future.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
According to Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards, the abuse of prescription drugs continues to be a growing problem in Georgia.
Edwards is pleased the Georgia General Assembly has approved legislation to crack down on clinics that illegally prescribe powerful pain killer. The so-called pill-mills have become more prominent in Georgia over the last year because many surrounding states have cracked down on these operations.
Authorities say drug dealers and addicts looking for drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone drive hundreds of miles to Georgia to get the drugs.
"It's a growing phenomenon here, and I imagine everywhere else in this area. But certainly I can say that we've had an increase over the last couple, three years of prescription drug fraud, sales...illegal sales of prescription drugs," said Greg Edwards, Dougherty Co. District Attorney.
Edwards says the pill mills have caused an increase in forgery crimes as well. He says some users pay up to $20 per pill.