'Drive-Thru' drug operation busted in Albany

'Drive-Thru' drug operation busted in Albany
Police are still looking for Bridges
Police are still looking for Bridges

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Police say they have arrested one man, pulled in a large haul of illegal drugs, and are looking for another man, after a raid at the Super 8 Motel Friday night.

Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit agents say they busted a drug dealing operation that was working out of the window of a Northwest Albany motel.

Agents arrested 19-year-old Franklin Lawson Friday night, and seized from inside the room more than a pound of marijuana, ecstasy, and oxycodone pills, worth about $13,000 on the street.

"There was a hole in the window, where potential patrons or customers could approach this window from the bottom floor and purchase any type of drug that you needed," said ADDU Commander Major Prurince Dice.

Agents saw the through the window operation while looking for one of their most wanted fugitives, 38-year-old James "Jamie" Bridges.

On Thursday night, Albany Dougherty Drug Unit agents went to the Super 8 Motel on North Slappey, because of a tip that Bridges was selling drugs there.

But Bridges escaped in a dangerous car drive off. Now they are asking the community to help get him off the streets.

"In my opinion I'm going to consider this guy dangerous. Very dangerous. Especially anything to do with an automobile," said ADDU Corporal Richard Norman. "I would encourage the community if you know his whereabouts, please give us that information."

Drug agents said another irony was that they found the drugs in the motel room in this bag, that says Drug Demand Reduction Program on it.

The pot was also sealed in air tight jars to mask the smell.

You could earn a reward for turning in Bridges. Call 229-436-TIPS.

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