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Two in custody after home raided

Drug agents raided a home in the 1900 block of Stuart Ave. Friday morning. (Source: WALB) Drug agents raided a home in the 1900 block of Stuart Ave. Friday morning. (Source: WALB)
Mario Burns and Nakera Floyd (Source: Dougherty County Sheriff's Office) Mario Burns and Nakera Floyd (Source: Dougherty County Sheriff's Office)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The third drug raid in three days in Albany took more contraband off the streets.

Two people were arrested Friday morning, when Albany Dougherty Drug Unit agents raided a northwest Albany home.

Officials say they are after the source of heroin being found across Albany.

A.D.D.U. agents say they have seen a real increase in drug traffic in Albany since the holidays started.

The A.D.D.U. had more than a dozen agents in at least six cars as they headed to serve a search warrant at about 8:40 a.m.

Even while some of the cars were still pulling up to the home in the 1900 block of Stuart Avenue, agents with bullet proof shields, helmets, and vests were hitting the front door.

"They have been under investigation for a couple of weeks. And we finally were able to obtain enough to do a search of the residence," said Albany Dougherty Drug Unit Commander Major Prurince Dice.

A drug sniffing dog was brought in to search the home.

Agents found more than four grams of heroin, with a street value of $1,600. Hydrocodone pills, drug related objects, and more than $12,000 in cash. The heroin is a big concern now.

"Somebody is supplying heroin in Albany Georgia. There is a much larger supply. We're trying to connect those dots. We're trying to find the person, or the people, or the organization that's distributing that here in our city," said Dice.

Agents arrested Mario Burns, 33. Agents say this was at least the fourth time arresting him on drug charges. Nakera Floyd, 27, was also arrested for heroin distribution.

This was the third drug raid in three days in Albany, as ADDU officials continue to say drug activity has increased with the holiday.

"We've seen it. Starting around October up until now. And I anticipate that it continues. Up through Christmas," said Dice.

Agents say they are ready to keep doing the raids, to stop the heroin and drug trade in Albany.

Drug agents say they know heroin was being sold out of a home in a heavily populated neighborhood.

The raids have been going on across a big part of the city, from east to northwest Albany.

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