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Albany man arrested on drug, counterfeiting charges

(SOURCE: Tift County Sheriff) (SOURCE: Tift County Sheriff)

An Albany man is charged with transporting drugs and counterfeit money.

Nearly $6,000 of counterfeit money and 44 Oxycodone tablets were found in David Allen Wooden's car.

Drug agents followed him from Albany to the Tifton Mall.

By the time Wooden got to the Tifton Mall parking lot, he was arrested before he could make a sale on the drugs.

"We had people standing by. They were watching. They encountered him quick and fast. Definitely a surprise. That's the way you do it," said Sheriff Gene Scarbrough, Tift County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Scarbrough says Wooden has a history of criminal activity.

"He's on federal probation for narcotics charges. I got word this morning that the federal probation officer wants to talk with him real bad. So I'm sure it's not the end to it," said Sheriff Scarbrough.

Wooden is also on probation for weapons charges.

"He carries a good bit of interest with the federal people," said Sheriff Scarbrough.

Sheriff Scarbrough says this was a team effort on law enforcement's part to take this man down.

"Sprung into action. We want all the drug dealers to know we know who you are. We know where they're at. And were going after you. Sooner or later we'll be there. Be patient," said Sheriff Scarbrough.

Wooden is charged with distributing Oxycodone and forgery.

David Allen Wooden was the only person in the car at the time of his arrest. He is now sitting in the Tift County Jail.


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