DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit announced on Friday that agents have confiscated over two pounds of marijuana, with a street value of $30,000 during the week.
ADDU drug agents were making a traffic stop Wednesday night on 7th Avenue when the passenger in the stopped car, 25-year-old John Zackery II, took off running.
"We recovered substantial amounts of marijuana that was dropped while the passenger was running from the car," said ADDU Commander Major Prurince Dice.
Zackery and the driver, 30-year-old Dexter Carter, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
When agents searched Carter's 16th Avenue apartment, they found more marijuana and drug equipment in a book bag, ready for sale. Carter's girlfriend, 23-year-old Erica Spann, was arrested at the apartment and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
"They are still street level dealers. And we're concerned about where they got this from. Because there is a bigger fish out there," said Dice. "And we're doing everything we can to capture that big fish."
Drug agents say they believe there is more of the same marijuana moving into Albany to be sold, because dealers want people's IRS refunds.
"Tax time is coming up," said Dice. "And at tax time there's more revenue. More revenue, there is more drugs."
The investigation into the drug bust continues as ADDU agents try to find where the marijuana is coming from and who is bringing it. All three of the suspects are now being held in the Dougherty County Jail.