ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany Dougherty Drug Unit agents said that traffic stops continue to help them catch drug dealers and users.
On Monday morning a passenger in a car stopped by drug agents ran.
ADDU drug interdiction officers in a marked car stopped a Chevrolet Impala around 11 a.m. in the 200 block of South Madison Street for an inoperative tail light.
The agent smelled marijuana, the female driver, Santana McKay stayed in the car, but a male passenger, Kelvin Jackson, ran and was quickly captured by police.
A drug dog alerted at the car, and agents found a small amount of marijuana.
"Their job is to get out there and stop drug trafficking within our city. They are going to continue to aggressively do that. That's what their jobs are," said ADDU Commander Major Pruince Dice.
Both Jackson and McKay were charged with possession of marijuana less than an ounce. Jackson was also charged with obstruction.
Drug unit officials said that they continue to see a surprising number of drivers under the influence of marijuana.