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      Crime Stoppers team with Lee County Sheriffs

      Lee County Sheriff's Office. / Jessica Fairley

      The Lee County Sheriff's Office is teaming with Albany Crime Stoppers to get criminals off the street.

      Lee County residents can now call into 436-TIPS and possibly receive a reward if an arrest and conviction is made.

      This merger between Lee and Dougherty County is an attempt to strengthen the Crime Stoppers coverage area.

      Officials say they can do a better job of fighting crime if both counties work together.

      "It's had a very good success rate in Albany. It's going to help pay the citizens of Lee County and give them a little incentive to call in with a tip and help us get bad guys behind bars," said Matt Pearce, Deputy Sheriff.

      Lee County officials will receive calls for both Lee and Dougherty County.

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