Crack-cocaine cookies found in Drug Bust

Carlos Byron Reliford has outstanding warrants for his arrest. / Jessica Fairley

The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit and other law enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help in getting a suspected cocaine dealer off the streets.

Carlos Byron Reliford, 33, has outstanding warrants for his arrest. He's facing charges of trafficking cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and manufacturing crack-cocaine.

Tuesday afternoon Dougherty County probation authorities retrieved a search warrant for his home located at 618 8th Avenue.

Once inside the home, officials discovered close to $46,400.00 worth of drugs.

Investigators found cocaine, marijuana and crack-cocaine in the residence. The crack cocaine was found in the form of what drug officials call "crack cookies." These are bricks of cocaine before they are broken down for distribution.

"The cocaine was being converted into crack or being cooked up as we call it. It was there being processed," says Major Bill Berry, Albany Dougherty Drug Unit.

Officials also discovered digital scales, bowls and measuring utensils inside the residence.

As the presences of drugs grow in the community, officials say it's the residents who are leading the way to get criminals off the streets and behind bars.

"Everybody's tired of everything from high gas prices to dope dealing and they are calling about it and passing on tips," says Bill Berry.

The 8th Avenue drug bust is the second of its kind in one week.

Carlos Reliford is on probation for similar crimes. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact authorities.

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