Anonymous tip shuts down marijuana growing operation

Jeremiah Daniel Poole

July 17, 2020 at 8:08 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 a marijuana growing operation in response to a tip their agency received.

The press release reads:

Major Ryan Ward with the Albany/Dougherty Drug Unit announced that on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, agents with the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit also responded to 715 9th Avenue about another tip that Marijuana plants were being grown inside of the residence.

When agents arrived, they gained access inside the home with permission from the owners, which yielded, in plain view, marijuana plants that were growing. The owner of the plants, Jeremiah Poole, was at home at the time.

A search warrant was obtained, which yielded the plants, full-grown buds, a large amount of Marijuana residue, a marijuana grinder, a glass pipe, and a small amount of cocaine. This arrest led to the Worth County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at his mother’s residence, which was located in Sylvester, Georgia. Worth County arrested his brother, Randy Poole, with more plants and grow equipment. Jeremiah Poole was also wanted by Albany Police Department Criminal Investigations for questioning in separate Terroristic Threats/Acts and Aggravated Assault.

“This was a collaborative effort between the ADDU the Worth County Sheriff’s Department and the community. We look forward to partnering with Sheriff Whitaker and his staff on more cases that lead to getting drugs and dealers off the street.” -Major Ryan Ward, Albany/Dougherty Drug Unit

Additional charges include the following:
-Manufacturing of Marijuana
-Possession of Cocaine
-Possession of Drug Related Objects


The following image was attached as well:

Photo: Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit (ADDU)