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ADDU needs help locating drug suspect

The drugs uncovered from the home of Carlos Bryon Reliford, 33, on the 600 block of Eighth Avenue after a Tuesday afternoon search included 239.1 grams of cocaine and crack as well as 665.5 grams of marijuana.

The drugs uncovered from the home of Carlos Bryon Reliford, 33, on the 600 block of Eighth Avenue after a Tuesday afternoon search included 239.1 grams of cocaine and crack as well as 665.5 grams of marijuana.

ALBANY -- Authorities are currently looking for an individual believed to be producing illegal drugs and selling them on the street.

A probation check and search warrant for 618 Eighth Ave., the home of Carlos Bryon Reliford, 33, ultimately resulted in the discovery of powder cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana with a total street value of $46,400.

Authorities with the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit found 138.1 grams of powder cocaine valued at $13,810, and 101 grams of crack-cocaine valued at $12,265. This adds up to a total of 239.1 grams, or 8.44 ounces, of cocaine and crack.

There was also 665.5 grams, or 1.47 pounds, of marijuana found with a street value of $19,965, officers reported.

In addition to the drugs, digital scales, bowls and measuring utensils suspected of being used in the manufacturing of power cocaine into crack cocaine were also found, said ADDU Commander Maj. Bill Berry.

Reliford is being charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and manufacturing cocaine.

Warrants are currently out for Reliford's arrest. He was not home at the time of the search, which took place at around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

"We are asking the public if anyone knows about his whereabouts," Berry said. "We will actively be seeking him."

Given the amount of materials found, Reliford likely has strong drug connections somewhere, officials say.

"This is not the motherload of all motherloads, but it is significant," Berry said.

Authorities went on to say that Reliford, currently on probation, has a history of prior drug charges. Berry said he was unaware as to whether he has family in the area.