'Our Unit Is Going To Get You': Officer Sniffs Out 5 Pounds Of Marijuana In Drug Bust

| by Jonathan Constante
About 5 pounds of marijuana, $14,699 in cash and a handgunAbout 5 pounds of marijuana, $14,699 in cash and a handgun

An Albany, Georgia, police officer seized more than five pounds of marijuana and more than $14,000 in cash after his nose led him to the bust.

The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit has a message for all drug dealers in the area: “If you are a drug dealer in Dougherty County, eventually our unit is going to get you," WALB reported.

An Albany Police officer was on patrol on Nov. 29 when he noticed the smell of marijuana coming from a Cadillac, according to WALB and the Albany Herald.

The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver pulled into a driveway and attempted to walk away from the car. The officer then searched the car and reportedly found two duffel bags full of marijuana, $14,699 in cash and a gun underneath a seat (pictured).

The driver and two passengers were detained by investigators. They were identified as Lashonda Lewis, 27, Charles Walters, 45, and Shonteriea Barrance, 25, the Albany Herald noted.

The three suspects were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Walters was charged with possession of a firearm as well.

“This is definitely a major dealer off the streets of Dougherty County,” Major Prurince Dice with A.D.D.U. told WALB.

Dice noted that the street value of the marijuana was estimated to be as much as $72,000, the Albany Herald reported. He added that Albany Police and drug agents are working together to keep the streets of Albany clean.

Sources: WALB, The Albany Herald / Photo Credit: Jennifer Parks/The Albany Herald