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ADDU makes bust, seizes $14K worth of drugs

ADDU found a pound of marijuana, five grams of cocaine, cash and two guns. (Source: WALB) ADDU found a pound of marijuana, five grams of cocaine, cash and two guns. (Source: WALB)
Barry Smith, 49, was arrested on drug charges.  (ADDU image) Barry Smith, 49, was arrested on drug charges. (ADDU image)
Friday morning, drug agents raided a home in the 600 block of Holland Drive. (WALB image) Friday morning, drug agents raided a home in the 600 block of Holland Drive. (WALB image)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany Dougherty Drug Unit agents said they continue to see large amounts of marijuana being sold in Albany.

Friday morning, drug agents raided a home in the 600 block of Holland Drive.

They found a pound of marijuana, five grams of cocaine, cash and two guns.

 Barry Smith, 49, was arrested on drug charges.

"We've had him under the radar for quite some time.  It led us to this search warrant operation," said Albany Dougherty Drug Unit Commander Major Prurince Dice.

The marijuana was found hidden inside a vehicle parked on the property.

The cocaine and other items were found hidden in the home. Including a bottle of Inositol, a hair growth supplement that agents said dealers often mix into cocaine to make it appear to be a larger amount. 

Smith's home had burglar screens across the windows, which agents said they often see during drug raids.

"It it's burglar bars or anything like that it's security measures they take to keep other drug dealers from coming into their location and stealing their product," said Dice.

Dice said ADDU has been seeing a large amount of marijuana being sold on Albany streets in recent months, in what they see as a continuing crime issue.

"I see a greater push for it to be legalized, but I don't see it going away.  But as long as it's illegal in Georgia, we are going to enforce it," said Dice.

The street value of the marijuana and cocaine was estimated at $14,000.

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