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Biobuzz owner Stephen Allen Bradford in a previous mug shot Biobuzz owner Stephen Allen Bradford in a previous mug shot
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

 

Albany Dougherty Drug Unit Agents say they found hundreds of bags of synthetic marijuana during raids of three businesses Friday.

The owner of all three is charged with possession with intent to distribute.

Stephen Bradford is not new to this. His Bio Buzz business was raided two years ago, and he has already been indicted twice for selling spice, and tonight he is behind bars again.

Just before noon ADDU drug agents raided the Wash House Laundromat, after finding a locked storage room linking it to the Genesis Emporium next door in the 300 block of South Slappey. Agents say recently undercover agents bought spice inside the store. During today's raid they found hundreds of bags of the synthetic marijuana.

 ADDU Commander Major Bill Berry said "Yes, numerous bags. I don't have a bag count now, but of spice. And that's where undercover police officers made multiple buys out of there."

At the same time, drug agents raided Bio Buzz on North Slappey, searching for documents and records to link the businesses. Investigators say Stephen Bradford owns all three businesses.

Friday  afternoon, they charged him with possession of spice with intent to distribute. When drug agents opened that locked door in the back of the laundromat, they say they found more spice.

 Berry said "When we opened the door and went in to go to get the security system, we found it was just stacked to the ceiling. Back there with all kind of bags."

Genesis Emporium clerk, 27 year old Sarah Yarborough, was also charged with selling spice. Agents say 57 year old Noel Garner bought spice moments before the raid. He's charged with possession of spice and firearm violations. Customers at the laundromat during the raids were shocked.

Gary Jordan said "I didn't know they were selling drugs out of it." Are you glad they are taking those out of the neighborhood? "I hope they take it out of the whole town. We don't need drugs around here."

Drug agents also seized almost $7000 during the raids.

Just after 5 PM drug agents arrested Bio Buzz and Genesis Emporium co owner, 26 year old Sarah McClain, also charging her with possession of spice with intent to distribute. She and Bradford are also facing additional charges that their store was within 1000 feet of a school and a park.

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