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ADDU arrests two on Ecstasy drug trafficking

Cherrie Jackson, 28, is led to an Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit SUV Wednesday after being arrested for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and Ecstasy from the apartment she shares with Diron Weeks, 36, who was also arrested.

Cherrie Jackson, 28, is led to an Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit SUV Wednesday after being arrested for possession with intent to distribute marijuana and Ecstasy from the apartment she shares with Diron Weeks, 36, who was also arrested.

ALBANY, Ga. — The bust began with a knock on the door by the Albany Metro SWAT team at about 9:30 a.m Wednesday at the Hilltop Apartments.

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Terry Lewis

Diron Weeks is led to a car after being arrested at his 2520 Hilltop Drive apartment Wednesday.

It ended with a man and a pregnant woman in cuffs led out to an Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit SUV, the seizure of about 1.5 pounds of marijuana, 427 Ecstasy pills, $1,262 in cash, scales used in drug dealing, a 74-inch flat-screen television, a computer and more.

“We called the SWAT team to serve the search warrant because he was known to be in a gang, the East Side Mafia,” Drug Unit Commander Maj. Bill Berry said of the male suspect. “We found some ammunition clips and holsters but no weapons.”

Diron Weeks, 36, was taken to the Dougherty County Jail and charged with trafficking in drugs, due to the amount of Ecstasy, and possession with intent to distribute for the marijuana in the couple’s apartment.

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Terry Lewis

Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit agents load up a service car with bags of marijuana and Ecstasy as evidence found during a morning raid Wednesday at 2520 Hilltop Drive.

According to drug agent George Camp, Weeks had recently served eight years in prison for dealing cocaine.

Cherrie Jackson, 28, who is nearly nine months pregnant, was also arrested, but she was not booked into jail. Because she could deliver in a little more than a week or sooner, Jackson was questioned and set free.

She will have warrants taken on her and will be allowed to turn herself in on those warrants. If she fails to show up, Berry said she would be found and put in jail.

No word on the street value of the Ecstasy was immediately available, but the website priceofweed.com put the average cost of 1.5 pounds medium quality marijuana at $3,948.24.

At the couple’s 2520 Hilltop Drive apartment, a peek in the open door disclosed packages of party-decorated presents such as a baby carriage and other presents usually found at a baby shower.

Berry was unwilling to say how his unit found out about the drug stash at the apartment complex. He did say that drugs were sold out of the apartment and probably other locations.

“This is a more-than-street-level dealer,” Berry said. “He once reported to the APD (Albany Police Department) that someone tried to break into his apartment. I wonder what they were looking for.”

Comments

Sixty 2 years, 4 months ago

It is hard for me to believe that this is happening in Albany. This must be a misprint.

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VSU 2 years, 4 months ago

I assume you are either being sarcastic, or just recently moved to Albany.

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VSU 2 years, 4 months ago

There is our welfare dollars hard at work.

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boyoboy 2 years, 4 months ago

Remember when all of Hilltop Dr. was a respectable place to live. Taken over.

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rock 2 years, 4 months ago

Come on VSU they can't be on welfare!!! they're working folk keeping the low lifes at bay. They just don't pay taxes, have a business license or an office. I bet it is hard work being a bottom feeding scum sucker.

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waltspecht 2 years, 4 months ago

Can't help but wonder if the County just isn't trying to avoid picking up the medical costs of the pregnant defendant. Instead of just being big hearted.

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bubbavet 2 years, 4 months ago

Walt we know it's all about the money. If there was grant money for pregnant women who were in jail it would be over crowded

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 4 months ago

This photo is the one that belongs posted on the Welcome To Albany signs.

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