February 2018 Archives

Routine traffic stop results in drug charges against driver

A good number of Tennessee motorists have been known to exceed the speed limit on occasion when driving. Highway patrol officers and other law enforcement personnel are often on the watch for speeding drivers and will pull them over to ticket them when spotted. Unfortunately, one driver who was recently stopped for speeding received more than a ticket. After a search of his vehicle, the driver faces drug charges after several illegal substances were allegedly discovered.

Tennessee teens charged with juvenile crimes

Teenagers often say things without thinking. To make matters worse, they often repeat things they hear without verifying information. The majority of the time, this lack of thinking causes only minor problems and is quickly resolved. However, in today's society, when a Tennessee student makes comments related to gun violence and schools, he or she can be charged with a variety of juvenile crimes, which could result in a lifetime of consequences.

Court rules that state lab can't be paid for drunk driving test

In the state of Tennessee, motorists must often undergo a blood or breath test if they have been stopped for driving under the influence. In fact, many charges for drunk driving stem from the results of such tests. However, the state appellate court recently ruled that it is unconstitutional to pay fees to the labs conducting the tests.

Men facing drug charges after seizure of drugs in Murfreesboro

A drug called MDMA, also known as Molly or Ecstasy, has gained popularity in Tennessee and other parts of the country. The drug is considered to be a stimulant or hallucinogen and is used to alter one's mood. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that those who use it may feel energetic, yet experience problems with time and sensory perception. While use of the drug is a crime in Tennessee, distributing it would be a more serious offense. Two men are facing drug charges surrounding their alleged involvement in a purported distribution cell in Murfreesboro.

Juvenile crimes: Oak Ridge teen arrested following explosions

Many teenagers across the state of Tennessee want to grow up quickly. They want to do things all on their own and be as independent as possible. However, since they are still young and are not always acting maturely, some questionable behavior may occur. There are also instances when the actions of some youth result in juvenile crimes. This was recently the case in an incident in Oak Ridge.

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