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Cocaine bust interests DEA agents

ALBANY, Ga. -- A man who tossed what authorities said was a kilogram cocaine package off the Oakridge Drive bridge into the Flint River caught the interest of federal agents.

"The DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) in Columbus is very interested in our suspect," said Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit Maj. Bill Berry. "We got him before he took the cocaine where he was taking it. We want to find out where it came from."

Gregory Tushin Greene, 43, of 602 Pawnee Court, was in the Dougherty County Jail Thursday in lieu of $6,150 bail, stated the jail's automatic information system. He faces charges of trafficking in illegal drugs, tampering with evidence, abandonment of a controlled substance, attempting to elude law enforcement and more than 20 traffic violations.

Berry estimated the cocaine to be worth more than $100,000 in street value. The kilo, or 35.27 ounces, came wrapped in a vacuum-sealed moisture-proof square package sealed with beeswax.

"That's a pretty old-school way of packaging," Berry said. "It masks the odor and keeps it dry."

It also allows the package to float. Greene drove away from a traffic stop in a rented black 2013 Dodge Challenger, hitting speeds of 85 mph until he crashed after patrol cars boxed him in on the bridge.

Greene got out of the Dodge and heaved a touchdown pass-style toss that put the cocaine package in the river, Berry said. A quick response by the Albany Fire Department had a boat in the river ready to scoop up the package.

Green surrendered to authorities on the bridge. The case remains under investigation.

Comments

bigbob 1 year, 10 months ago

$6000.00 bail for all those charges, what a joke.

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KaosinAlbany 1 year, 10 months ago

I have to agree! WTH!!! He is probably out walking the streets now or getting another package ready for delivery.

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erock 1 year, 10 months ago

I am appalled that 6,000 dollars or 600 for bail is all it will take for this character to get out of jail. Then I stop and think to myself, somewhere there is a ticked off Mexican who has a lot more interest in him than the DEA. I say let him bond out and let the chips fall where they may. I bet he sings like a bird. Hopefully a lot more will be revealed from this bust.

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erock 1 year, 10 months ago

I am appalled that 6,000 dollars or 600 for bail is all it will take for this character to get out of jail. Then I stop and think to myself, somewhere there is a ticked off Mexican who has a lot more interest in him than the DEA. I say let him bond out and let the chips fall where they may. I bet he sings like a bird. Hopefully a lot more will be revealed from this bust.

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danielle1 1 year, 10 months ago

Im almost 100% positive that the 6000 is just the bond for the traffic violations that he received, I think I read there was around 21 charges. That is not including the charge for trafficing cocaine. It usually requires someone higher than a magistrate judge to grant a bond for a charge like that. It will more than likely take his PAID lawyer a month or two to get him a bond hearing scheduled before a superior court judge. This type of information makes me wonder about the reporters and writers of stories we read daily. They take absolutely no time to investigate facts so they can publish true information. 90% of the stories i read are probably misleading and sometimes all together bogus. You cant believe everything you read.

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