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ADDU search leads to drug arrest

Officers said on Thursday, ADDU conducted a search in the 700 block of West Mercer Avenue,...
Officers said on Thursday, ADDU conducted a search in the 700 block of West Mercer Avenue, where a suspect was believed to be selling illegal drugs from his residence.(Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit)
Published: Jan. 28, 2022 at 5:46 PM EST
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A man has been arrested after a search warrant led officers to the sale of illegal narcotics, according to the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit (ADDU).

Officers said on Thursday, ADDU conducted a search in the 700 block of West Mercer Avenue, where a suspect was believed to be selling illegal drugs from his residence.

During the search, the following items were seized:

  • 1.8 pounds of marijuana
  • 2.3 grams of Spice
  • 2 firearms
  • $460 in currency
  • Digital scale

Russell Roberts, 32, was arrested and is being charged with:

  • Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
  • Possession of marijuana with the intention to distribute within 1,000 feet of housing project
  • Possession of Spice
  • Two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime
  • Possession of drug-related objects

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