Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit announce 2nd largest bust in last year

(ALBANY, GA)- The Albany-Dougherty drug unit announced a massive drug bust Monday morning.

Interim Major, Ryan Ward says that last week the drug unit recovered several pounds of marijuana and meth.

Police have charged Jon Melvin of Albany following an investigation that lasted several months. 

This bust is the second largest drug bust they’ve had in almost a year.

Interim Major Ward spoke about the growing problem with meth distribution in Dougherty County.

He says, “The next thing for the drug unit is to find who’s supplying him with this, that’s our job. We’re gonna keep going after these illegal pharmaceutical distributors to send a message that we’re not gonna tolerate drugs being sold in Albany, Georgia.”

The Interim Major says the street value of the drugs seized is well over $100 thousand.