ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit has made at least six arrests in the past few days. The unit arrested three people in a drug bust Tuesday afternoon.
"To all the drug users, drug abusers and drug sellers out there, we're not going to tolerate it in Albany, Georgia," said Captain Ryan Ward with the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit.
This message from the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit comes an hour after the units fourth drug bust in just a few days.
"In the last couple of months we've executed probably about five, six search warrants and executed several other warrants and we have recovered numerous amounts of various drugs and arrested several people," explained Ward.
Officers with the drug unit said some of the arrests have been made after receiving tips from worried neighbors.
"Citizens who just felt uneasy in their area, that something was going on," said Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit Commander Prurince Dice.
Officers said they found over $40,000 in heroin at just one of the drug busts on Monday at a home on Stuart Avenue.
"It is alarming. It is an issue when I have a drug trafficker putting this type of drug out on the streets," said Dice.
Officers have arrested at least six people with the last four drug busts they've made. They have also found thousands of dollars in drugs, such as heroin, meth and marijuana. They said they are glad when they can make even just one arrest.
"I am grateful and very happy we can get this individual off the streets," said Dice.
Officers do want to leave those dealing in illegal drugs with this:
"To any drug dealer in our community, if we catch you selling drugs, we're gonna take your assets and we're going to file asset forfeiture on it so that you won't have an opportunity to be a nuisance in this community anymore," Dice said.
Officers do want people to know that they can reach out to them if they see anything unusual in their neighborhoods and their community.