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Man jailed twice in one day on drug charges

Photo by Casey Dixon

Photo by Casey Dixon

ALBANY -- Drug agents with the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit were experiencing a bit of deja vu Friday afternoon when they arrested an Albany man twice for the same charge in one day.

ADDU Cmdr. Maj. Bill Berry said Patscealo Young, 26, apparently didn't learn his lesson the first time he was arrested on drug charges.

"You would think that after you were arrested for something, you wouldn't want to do it again -- especially not on the same day," Berry said.

According to the ADDU commander, around 12:30 p.m. Friday Dougherty County Police encountered Young during a traffic stop and discovered the presence of marijuana.

"They called us, and he was charged for possesion of marijuana and traffic charges from DCP," said Berry.

Young was transported to the Dougherty County Jail and was released on bond around 4:30 p.m. the same day.

Drug agents said Young had less than an ounce of marijuana on him when he was initially stopped, which is a misdemeanor.

ADDU agents received a tip from locals that Young, fresh out of jail, was back on the streets setting up a drug deal on Dawson Road later that day.

"Around 6:31 p.m., we arrested him again," said Berry. "He had two ounces of marijuana on him and another 12 grams in the vehicle with him. He was trying to make a deal when we caught him."

Quantraz Simmons, who was in the vehicle with Young at the time of the arrest, was also arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.

Berry said this time, Young stayed put in the Dougherty County Jail with a heftier charge and no bond.

"Drug dealers need to know that we don't forget about you when you go to jail," said the ADDU commander. "We are always on the watch."