Police make arrests for drugs in N. Slappey area - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Police make arrests for drugs in N. Slappey area

Posted: Updated:
Bill Berry Bill Berry
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Valdosta will deal with 'noise'

    Valdosta will deal with 'noise'

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:29:52 GMT
    The city council is scheduled to vote Thursday whether to amend the city-wide ordinance to increase the distance noise is allowed to travel without being a violation, among other changes.More >>
    The city council is scheduled to vote Thursday whether to amend the city-wide ordinance to increase the distance noise is allowed to travel without being a violation, among other changes.More >>
  • Preparing your home for severe weather

    Preparing your home for severe weather

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:25:12 GMT
    How can you protect your home from a lightning strike? It's a question many of you may have asked this week after a lightning strike sparked a huge fire that destroyed an Albany home. More >>
    How can you protect your home from a lightning strike? It's a question many of you may have asked this week after a lightning strike sparked a huge fire that destroyed an Albany home. More >>
  • East Dougherty County mobile home fire ruled arson

    East Dougherty County mobile home fire ruled arson

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:17:32 GMT
     Even though the mobile home had no value, arson investigators say the fire posed a danger. And they are trying to find out who set it.More >>
     Even though the mobile home had no value, arson investigators say the fire posed a danger. And they are trying to find out who set it.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

 Two crime problems being seen on a regular basis in the 2500 to 2700 blocks of North Slappey Boulevard, according to law enforcement officials.    Albany Dougherty Drug Unit agents busted a cocaine selling operation in that area.   

Four people were arrested during a drug raid on a Northwest Albany motel.  Drug agents say crimes in that area could be affecting people throughout the region.   Four people were arrested in this drug raid at the Dollar Inn about 9:00 Tuesday night. 

Three men, one a college student from Savannah, were arrested in a room for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.  A fourth suspect walked up during the bust with drugs. 

Complaints led drug agents to the room where they seized crack and powder cocaine worth about one thousand dollars.  Drug Unit officials say it's an ongoing crime problem around the several motels in that area.

Albany Dougherty Drug Unit Commander Major Bill Berry said "In in the last, I would say, six months or so that we've hit up there several times. It's always somebody different."

Agents also seized lawn equipment they think was stolen.  Drug agents say entering autos and burglaries that are epidemic around Albany could be tied to the dope and prostitution trades there.

Berry said "Other crimes feeding it, by stealing something, like maybe a piece of equipment, or a TV, computer, or something out of a vehicle, and then pawning it for dope or taking it as pawn for prostitution."

Berry said the close proximity of the Liberty Expressway is one reason dope dealers use the area.   "Easy in and easy gone.  Slip off the expressway, go in there and get back, go on the expressway."

Drug agents say even though they keep busting people for selling dope in those blocks, others will soon move in to continue the sales.    

Drug agents say they need people to continue to call in tips when they see suspicious activity in that area.  Get tag numbers and call the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit at 430-5150.

 

Copyright 2014 WALB.  All rights reserved.