ADDU: Residents should expect more drug arrests this holiday sea - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

ADDU: Residents should expect more drug arrests this holiday season

ADDU have siezed more than $1.4 million in illegal drugs this year. ADDU have siezed more than $1.4 million in illegal drugs this year.
ADDU Commander Major Dice. (Source: WALB) ADDU Commander Major Dice. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Dougherty County residents can expect the number of illegal drug arrests to spike this holiday season.

The commander of the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit said it's a statistical trend that's seen year-after-year.

And, the reason he offered for the annual up-tick is a very practical one.

"Drug dealers have to stay in business to buy presents and buy gifts, as well. So, around this time, they know people have money and they prey on individuals that have money to further their operations," said Major Prurince Dice.

Dice said this year, the drug unit has seized illegal drugs valued at more than $1.4 million with 334 total arrests in Dougherty County.

RECENT DRUG BUSTS/OPERATIONS BY THE ADDU:
+ADDU launches 'Turn in Your Competition' initiative
+ADDU recover drugs after raiding Albany apartments
+ADDU agents upping their game to combat drug-related crime
+$60K worth of drugs recovered in Albany bust, 1 arrested
+ADDU makes drug arrest after traffic stop

Copyright 2017 WALB. All rights reserved.

Keep up with WALB on the go! 
Follow us on social  
   and download our apps!

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Mother urges DCSS to change school bus policy

    Mother urges DCSS to change school bus policy

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:31 PM EDT2018-07-17 03:31:55 GMT
    Ada Arnold is the mother of 12-year-old Jahkara Arnold who was struck by a vehicle two years ago while walking to school. (Source: WALB)Ada Arnold is the mother of 12-year-old Jahkara Arnold who was struck by a vehicle two years ago while walking to school. (Source: WALB)
    Ada Arnold is the mother of 12 year old Jahkara Arnold who was struck by a vehicle two years ago while walking to school. (Source: WALB)Ada Arnold is the mother of 12 year old Jahkara Arnold who was struck by a vehicle two years ago while walking to school. (Source: WALB)

    Because of One South Georgia mother's concerns, the Dougherty County School Superintendent told WALB that he will change a school policy. 

    More >>

    Because of One South Georgia mother's concerns, the Dougherty County School Superintendent told WALB that he will change a school policy. 

    More >>
  • Alternatives for intersection presented at Dougherty commission meeting

    Alternatives for intersection presented at Dougherty commission meeting

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-07-17 03:06:33 GMT
    GDOT recommended a number of different alternatives Monday. (Source: WALB)GDOT recommended a number of different alternatives Monday. (Source: WALB)
    G-DOT recommends a multi-lane roundabout. (Source: WALB)G-DOT recommends a multi-lane roundabout. (Source: WALB)

    After the Georgia Department of Transportation denied installing a traffic light at a dangerous Dougherty County intersection, officials met Monday to discuss alternatives. 

    More >>

    After the Georgia Department of Transportation denied installing a traffic light at a dangerous Dougherty County intersection, officials met Monday to discuss alternatives. 

    More >>
  • Lee County Board of Education makes changes to school safety

    Lee County Board of Education makes changes to school safety

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:41:47 GMT
    The Lee County Board of Education office. (Source: WALB)The Lee County Board of Education office. (Source: WALB)
    The Lee County Board of Education office. (Source: WALB)The Lee County Board of Education office. (Source: WALB)

    At the Monday Lee County Board of Education meeting, board members discussed what the school system has been doing this summer to improve the security for students and staff.

    More >>

    At the Monday Lee County Board of Education meeting, board members discussed what the school system has been doing this summer to improve the security for students and staff.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly