On right is 10 ounces, $35,000 street value of crystal meth displayed Friday at the Albany Dougherty County Drug Unit's office. Brian Jason McGee. bottom, is accused of accepting delivery of and possession of the illegal drugs.
ALBANY — Police intercepted a crystal-meth amphetamine delivery headed for Albany, delivered the drugs and arrested the man who accepted delivery.
According to an Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit report, 32-year-old Brian Jason McGee took delivery of 10 ounces pink, yellow and white meth amphetamine at about 6 a.m. Wednesday at his 2223 Pace St. residence.
McGee was booked at Dougherty County Jail on multiple charges including drug trafficking, illegal possession of controlled drugs, obstruction of an officer and other charges including battery.
“There was a struggle as he tried to get away,” said Maj. Bill Berry, of the drug unit. “He caused slight injury to an agent so we had to take him down. It is worth about $35,000 once it is cut down for sale on the street in grams. It was probably from Atlanta.”
According to Berry, the operation started at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when his agents got a call from the Flint Circuit Drug Task Force in Henry County. The police intercepted the drugs on their way to Pace Street in Albany.
Berry’s agents knew the street. They had been watching it ever since an April bust at another drug house.
“We got some information on a house at Pace and 16th from people at the other house we shut down,” Berry said. “We got the drugs from Henry County at about 2:30 (a.m.) Wednesday. We inserted two drug unit agents undercover to make the delivery.”
Apparently the drugs had been paid for in advance, Berry said. No money changed hands, he added.
Despite having a portable camera system in his front yard and the seeming cover of a dead-end street, Berry said, McGee didn’t see the bust coming.
Berry added McGee also had less than an ounce of marijuana and several illegal controlled-substance pills in his possession.
“The pink meth is called ‘Strawberry Quick’ as a marketing gimmick for the young,” Berry said. “We haven’t seen this much meth here in a long time. This puts a significant dent in the meth use in our area.”