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Albany County releases 2008 arrest figures

Misdemeanors were also down from the 177 in 2007 as Albany County sheriff's deputies processed 105 misdemeanors in 2008.

The Drug Interdiction Unit is under the supervision of Inspector John F. Burke, Campbell said, and is a five-member unit that has been involved in "numerous drug investigations ranging from street-level sales to wholesale suppliers" throughout the county.

The county's drug unit executed 219 search warrants last year, according to Campbell.

Seeking re-election for his fifth term, Campbell made the announcement on Thursday, Jan. 22, that he would run for county sheriff again.

Campbell, 68, said he plans to continue to provide the county with innovative and progressive programs and that he is running again because he is still excited to come to work every day and help keep the county safe.

It is unknown at this time if Campbell, a Democrat who has been sheriff since 1989, will be challenged for his seat.""

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