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Drug war headed to defeat?


Albany-Dougherty drug agents say they're losing the battle against illegal narcotics.

Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit Commander Bill Berry told county commissioners the unit has seen a three-fold increase in methamphetamines over the last year.     

He says agents seized nearly one million dollars of drugs, but he says that's only a fraction of what's on the streets.      

"A lot of what we're getting is high quality Mexican meth that's coming in.  But it's still, it's a bigger trend that what we've seen in the last few years, so that kind of draws our attention to it."       

Berry says crack remains a major problem but meth could be the area's next epidemic.    

He says officers are working hard to clean-up the streets, and he encourages people with information on drug activity to notify authorities.


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