The Atlanta Police Department's Narcotics Division conducted a day-long seminar for the Houston County Sheriff's Department.
Houston County Sheriff Lamar Glover, says with the county growing, so may other forms of illegal drug activity. Narcs. The undercover agents that help make huge busts like the one in Houston County Wednesday night
About $6,000 worth of crack cookies, crack pots, crack rock and marijuana were confiscated, along with $10,000 in cash and counterfeit money.
This is the first large one for the county in about 10 years.
Edward Tiller, Michael Walker and Tisi Jackson have all been charged with varying accounts of drug possession and use.
"We gained information about the crack lab they've received last night from a concerned citizen that knew what was going on," says Houston County Sheriff Lamar Glover
Now in some sting cases this 'concerned citizen' could be an informant for the police department.
Atlanta police say these informants have helped them make some of the largest drug busts in the nation.
And with the state legislature making it harder to purchase meth products, other forms of drug use could come back.
But sometimes informants, as the sheriff-deputies share can turn dangerous.
"To make an arrest and not be able to prosecute it, is a bad situation, cause you've made him that much smarter as to how we go about doing business," says former Undercover Deputy and now Lieutenant Ashley Forehand
And if found out, it could be an undercover agent’s life on the line.
Atlanta Police Commander and Former Narcotics Officer Lieutenant Robert Browning says he can relate, "If they are working undercover their afraid that when they go in that someone will recognize them as a police officer. That's probably the biggest dangers, but once you're in, you're on your own."
Police officers from Atlanta say meth isn't really a problem in their city, but crack, ecstasy and marijuana are.
Authorities tell News 4 methamphetamine use within the county has dropped about 90 percent, from 100 cases a year, to about 5 to 10.
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