Raid results in drugs, stolen items, and funny money

ALBANY — Officers from the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit and the Albany Police Department raided three rooms at the Dollar Inn on North Slappey Boulevard Friday morning, making two arrests and uncovering a stash of stolen items and counterfeit currency.

DeMarcus Montae Cook, 31, and Robert Lee Green Jr., 58, were arrested on drug and forgery charges after the ADDU received a tip that drugs were being sold or exchanged for stolen merchandise.

Cook, the primary resident of the rooms, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and cocaine and forgery after $300 in counterfeit money was found in the room. Cook also had an outstanding warrant for contempt of court, police said.. Green was charged with possession of meth and cocaine and forgery

“We had made several undercover buys at the site and were told there was a large amount of automobile parts, TV sets, batteries and rims in the three rooms,” ADDU Commander Maj. Bill Berry said. “That’s why we called the APD in because we thought it might help them clear up some recent burglary cases in town.”

At a news conference late Friday, APD Det. Darryl Jones said, “The evidence is linked to several weeks of burglaries in the area, and the tip was that several items had been sold at that location.”

Jones urged victims of recent burglaries to call 431-3288 to check and see if any of their stolen items had been recovered. He also asked that victims provide serial numbers to aid in the identification process.