Albany Dougherty Drug Unit recovers drugs, cash, and firearms in response to tip, one arrested

July 17, 2020 at 8:18 AM EDT

ALBANY – A press release posted to the Albany Police Department’s official Facebook page details efforts the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit made to shut down an illegal drug operation in response to a tip their agency received.

The press release reads:

On July 14, 2020, ADDU Agents responded to 711 Dorsett Avenue after receiving an anonymous tip. The tip advised that the resident at this address was selling illegal narcotics day and night. While watching the residence, the agents noticed several people coming and going from Apt#B. The lead agent made contact with the resident, who was identified as B/M Rodriquez Anderson (47 years of age). After opening the door, the agents smelled a strong odor of Marijuana coming from the residence and observed Cocaine in plain view.

Anderson was taken into custody and began a protective sweep of the house. After clearing the residence, the lead agent obtained a search warrant. They recovered several trash bags of cash (various denominations) throughout the residence along with the following items:

41.7 Grams of Cocaine
3.6 Grams of Marijuana
2 Firearms
Digital scale
4 large bags of cash ($37,043.64)

Anderson was charged with:

Trafficking Cocaine
Possession of Marijuana WID
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (2 counts)
Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime (2 counts)
Possession of Drug Related Objects
Possession of a Controlled Substance Within 1000 Feet of a School


The following image was attached as well:

Photo: Albany Dougherty Drug Unit (ADDU)