ADDU announces drug seizure, arrests

ADDU announces drug seizure, arrests

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Officials of the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit called a news conference Tuesday morning to announce two arrests and the confiscation of contraband in Albany.

On Monday, investigators with ADDU responded to an apartment in the 200 block of North Broadway Street on a drug investigation.

They made contact with David Wooden, 54, and Tyleasha Lee, 25, as part of their probe.

David Wooden, 54, and Tyleasha Lee, 25, were arrested in a drug bust by the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit.
David Wooden, 54, and Tyleasha Lee, 25, were arrested in a drug bust by the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit. (Source: Dougherty County Jail)

They were searched and a cache of drugs and counterfeit money were recovered:

  • Approximately 1.5 pounds of methamphetamine
  • 20.6 grams of powdered cocaine
  • 26 grams of brown heroin
  • $400 in counterfeit money

Wooden and Lee will be charged with trafficking of methamphetamine, trafficking of heroin, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, forgery in second degree of counterfeit money, and possession of drug-related objects

The methamphetamine alone has a street value of $76,000, the cocaine a little over $2,000, the heroin a little over $8,000, officials said.

ADDU said they were able to come across this by working with confidential informants and people in the neighborhood.

“We worked with some of our confidential informants on this case. And just some people in the neighborhood that really got tired of the amount of traffic that was coming in the neighborhood. So that’s kudos to the neighbors who called in,” said Interim Major Ryan Ward, of ADDU.

The interim major of the unit said they are working to crack more cases in the coming days.

They said your anonymous tips are helpful to investigate more cases.

To leave a tip call, 229-430-5150.

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