Couple charged in drug investigation of Albany business

Juana Vape, located in the Ledo Crossing shopping center, was the center of a drug investigation that recently resulted in two arrests. 

ALBANY — A husband and wife were arrested following an investigation into drugs being sold at their Albany business.

Officials with the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit said Tobey Cox and Olivia Miller were booked into the Dougherty County Jail on Tuesday on charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, violation of the Georgia Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and possession of related drug objects.

Their business was Juana Vape, located in the Ledo Crossing shopping center.

“In regard to 2734 Ledo Road (Juana Vape), investigators received a tip that the business was selling products that appeared to be marijuana,” Maj. Ryan Ward, interim commander of the ADDU, said. “The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit conducted several operations where an undercover officer bought the product labeled as ‘hemp’ from the store.

“After completing the buys, the items were tested and positively identified as marijuana.”

Ward said evidence was also submitted to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for further analysis and was confirmed again as marijuana. After collaboration with the Dougherty District Attorney’s Office, a search warrant was taken out for the business and the home of Cox and Miller in Leesburg.

The drug unit and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office executed the search warrants and removed all illegal products from both locations.

“At this time, the investigation is still ongoing, and additional charges and more search warrants are expected to be executed,” Ward said.

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