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Police conduct more drug raids in last 4 months than all of 2006
Agents arrest 11 more
after Thursday search

By Seth Burkett 340-2355

Narcotics agents performed more drug raids in the first four months of this year than in all of 2006, Decatur police said Friday.

Including a raid Thursday, in which agents arrested 11 people, the Organized Crime Unit has executed 62 search warrants so far this year, said Sgt. Faron White, head of the narcotics unit.

In 2006, drug agents executed 56 search warrants. By the end of the first quarter of 2007, White's unit had already executed 47 search warrants.

"Arrests are up some from last year, and a lot of it stems from the number of search warrants we've ran. We've had busy first four months, that's for sure," White said.

Agents raided 1418 Locust St. S.E. and found crack cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, White said.

Police charged David Alan Gullatte, 21, of 819 Fourth Ave. S.E. with possessing a controlled substance, second-degree possession of marijuana and loitering in a drug house. Morgan County Jail released Gullatte on $1,750 bond.

Police charged 10 other people found at the residence with various misdemeanors.

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