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Albany drug agents seize marijuana; Some baked as brownies

Four people were arrested after a raid on South Street Thursday morning. (Source: WALB) Four people were arrested after a raid on South Street Thursday morning. (Source: WALB)
ADDU agents arrested two men and two women Thursday morning when they raided a home. (Source: WALB) ADDU agents arrested two men and two women Thursday morning when they raided a home. (Source: WALB)
Officials said drugs are flowing into Albany, and they expect to make more busts as Christmas approaches. (Source: WALB) Officials said drugs are flowing into Albany, and they expect to make more busts as Christmas approaches. (Source: WALB)
Inside the home Drug agents seized more than two pounds of marijuana. (Source: WALB) Inside the home Drug agents seized more than two pounds of marijuana. (Source: WALB)
ADDU Commander Major Prurince Dice (Source: WALB) ADDU Commander Major Prurince Dice (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany Dougherty Drug Unit agents said that they are seeing an increase in drug sales in Albany.

In the last two days, agents seized thousands of dollars worth of drugs and arrested six people in Albany for drug distribution.

ADDU agents seized marijuana, cocaine and meth in two drug raids on Wednesday and Thursday.  

Officials said drugs are flowing into Albany, and they expect to make more busts as Christmas approaches.

ADDU agents arrested two men and two women Thursday morning when they raided a home in the 900 block of South Street.  

Anwar Hunt, Keyon Ponder, Shontara Williams and Hamasha James were brought out of the home in handcuffs and all charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. 

Inside the home Drug agents seized more than two pounds of marijuana, worth more than $16,000 and two guns.

Some of the marijuana seized was inside baked brownies.

They also seized a 2016 Ford Mustang that was suspected to have been used in an assault on a gang unit agent two weeks ago.

"Agents tried to stop him, at June Bugs Plaza, Madison and Oakridge. And the suspect took off in a vehicle, striking the gang unit police car," explained ADDU Commander Major Prurince Dice.

On Wednesday morning agents raided a home in the 500 block of 8th Avenue, arresting Carlos Walker and Christopher Jimmerson.  

They seized thousands of dollars worth of crack cocaine and meth, and hundreds of dollars worth of marijuana. They also seized more than $2,000 in cash and two guns.  

ADDU officials said they traditionally see an increase in drug sales during the holidays, because people are desperate for money.

"Everybody wants to be financially able to provide for whoever they want to provide for," said Dice. "So this is their way of doing it. Unfortunately it's the unlawful way."

Dice said they expect to see more drugs flowing into Albany from now until Christmas, and drug sales increasing in the coming weeks.

Officials are also very concerned by the guns they found during the raids, one of which was stolen.  

Charges for the four arrested in Thursday's raid:

Anwar Hunt, 35, charged with Possession of Marijuana with intent, and tampering with evidence

Keyon Ponder, 20,  charged with Possession of Marijuana with intent

Shontara Williams, 21, charged with Possession of Marijuana with intent

Hamasha James, 22, charged with Possession of Marijuana with intent

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