The leader of a south Georgia drug task force says it will disband by the end of this year due to a lack of funding .
South Georgia Drug Task Force Cmdr. Bahan Rich tells the Valdosta Daily Times that the unit will end on or by Dec. 31. Rich says the unit's federal funding was cut by 55 percent. He
said the unit isn't dropping any of its current cases, and will have
time to complete its investigations before Dec. 31 and forward
information to prosecutors.
The task force was composed of officers from the Cook County Sheriff's Office, Adel Police Department, Lenox
Police Department, Berrien County Sheriff's Department, Echols County
Sheriff's Office, Lanier County Sheriff's Office, Clinch County
Sheriff's Office, Homerville Police Department and several other
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- Tifton, Georgia, United States
- Joe Kunes is a Personal Injury and Criminal DUI/DWI defense Attorney in Tifton, Georgia. He has been practicing law in Tifton and the surrounding counties since 1972. He is a graduate of Tift County Schools, the University of Georgia, 1969, B.A., and University of Georgia Law School J.D., 1972. In 40 years of practice in Tifton he has handled all areas of the law, but now restricts his practice to criminal defense and personal injury work. The majority of his criminal practice relates to the defense of drinking drivers, not only in Tifton, but all over South Georgia. His personal injury practice includes representing plaintiffs injured in automobile accidents and medical malpractice cases in Tifton and surrounding counties. He is a member of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association (Vice President in 2000), American Trial Lawyers Association (sustaining member), National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), and the Georgia Defense of DUI Drivers (D.O.D.D.).