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ADDU Commander talks drugs with civic group

Photo by J.D. Sumner

Photo by J.D. Sumner

Fighting the use and distribution of illegal drugs is a daily battle for Bill Berry and members of the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit.

The 20-member group's sole task is disrupting, dismantling and dissolving drug operations within the confines of Albany and Dougherty County, however, Berry and his crew occasionally venture out further into Southwest and South-central Georgia to assist departments who are suffering with a small-time police presence but a large-scale drug problem.

"Frankly, we're the biggest fish south of Atlanta with maybe the exception of Savannah," Berry said of the drug squad. "So a lot of departments look to us for help in combating their drug problems."

Berry, who was speaking to the Rotary club Thursday, is quick to point out that drug operations, as with other crimes, isn't limited to geo-political boundaries.

For more on Berry's presentation check Friday's edition of the Albany Herald.