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Man nabbed for drugs and bogus bills

TIFTON — An Albany man is in Tift County Jail on forgery and distribution of illegal drugs charges, according to officers with the Tift County Sheriff’s Office.

David Haire, information officer with the Tift County Sheriff’s Office, said David Allen Wooden, 48, was arrested Tuesday after information was obtained by the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force that Wooden was traveling to Tift County to distribute Oxycodone and counterfeit U.S. currency.

Haire said the Task Force, working with agents of the U.S. Secret Service and with Tift County Sheriff’s deputies, were able to set up surveillance on Wooden as he traveled from Albany to Tift County. When the suspect arrived at Tifton Mall, allegedly to deliver the drugs and bills, he was arrested by law enforcement agents. A search of Wooden’s vehicle revealed 44 Oxycodone tablets and $5,690 in counterfeit currency, Haire said.

Wooden was transported to the Tift County Jail where he was charged with distributing Oxycodone and with forgery in the first degree, Haire said. According to officials, Wooden is currently on federal supervised release for a prior weapons offense and charges related to counterfeiting.