Dougherty County Commission considers measures for public safety agencies

Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit Commander Capt. Ryan Ward said at a news conference Tuesday that four persons were arrested Sunday and charged with drug possession and unlawful sale of alcohol after law enforcement agencies conducted a search of an East Roosevelt Avenue apartment.

ALBANY — Four persons were arrested Sunday and face charges stemming from drug possession and unlawful sale of alcohol after law enforcement agencies conducted a search of Apartment B at 1301 E. Roosevelt Ave., Albany law enforcement officials said during a Tuesday news conference.

The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit, assisted by the Albany Police Department’s Uniform and Criminal Investigations Bureaus and APD’s Gang Unit, as well as deputies from the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office, were granted a search warrant and found illegal operation and narcotics at the residence.

Arrested during the search were:

♦ Henry Wallace, 30, who was charged with maintaining a disorderly house, unlawful sale of alcohol and possession of cocaine (crack);

♦ Brenda McGowan, 53, charged with maintaining a disorderly house, unlawful sale of alcohol and possession of cocaine (crack);

♦ Darcy Robinson, 22, charged with probation

♦ violation;

♦ Zecharian Starling, 39, charged with trafficking cocaine and trafficking Ecstasy.

Items seized during the operation included:

♦ A total of 12 half-gallons of liquor (Barton Gin, Jose Cuervo Silver and Gold, Exclusive Vodka, E&J Brandy and Seagram’s Gin) were recovered. There were also two coolers full of miscellaneous canned and bottled beers, 1 Glock 43 9mm handgun, 2 digital scales and various cigarettes and cigarillos;

♦ $2,022 in cash;

♦ 131 grams of Ecstasy (444 pills and 6.8 grams of power) – with a street value of $13,100;

♦ 91 grams of cocaine – with a street value of $9,100;

♦ 4.8 grams of marijuana – with a street value of $120.

The total value of the alcohol seized was $598.87.

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