Drug unit performs record-breaking meth bust
The Albany Police Department and Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit seized the largest amount of crystal meth officials have ever seen around 8 p.m. Monday evening.
APD officers were originally called to Beattie Road after a reported car accident by the entrance to Quail Hollow. As officials approached the car, the driver began ripping open a bag and throwing large, white crystals everywhere before he fled.
Upon further inspection, officers realized it was "ice" grade crystal meth and arrested the man after a short chase, later identified as 35-year-old Kenley Grissom.
Major Berry says the pound of drugs total nearly $75,000 in street value and police believe Grissom was under the influence, which may have caused him to run off the road.
His car also showed signs of an accident, though Major Berry says they're not sure what he may have hit.
Grissom is charged with driving under the influence of drugs, trafficking methamphetamine, failure to maintain lane and driving with a suspended license.
The ADDU says this large amount of drugs means this wasn't only locally dealt but was probably part of a larger wholesale delivery.
Officials are currently waiting on a search warrant to look through the rest of Grissom's Kia Optima and hope they may be able to find some clues about where the drugs came from and where they were going.
Grissom is being held in the Dougherty County Jail and may face more charges during the ongoing investigation.