The majority of arrests that happen in any community are the arrests of local residents. There are times, however, when people find themselves facing legal trouble far from home. That is the case with four men who were traveling through Tennessee this week and are now facing drug charges.
Cellphones have become a fixture to the majority of Tennessee residents. They are used constantly to keep in touch with others, plan activities and seek information. While the devices are viewed as beneficial to their owners in most scenarios, one cell phone recently led to multiple arrests for drug charges in Weakley County.
Tennessee authorities say there was a lot more going on at a local chicken restaurant than cooking and selling chicken. In fact, an investigation that lasted more than a year has come to a close, but not without the indictments of 17 people who police claim were involved in a large drug operation. Drug charges and firearms charges have since been filed against those arrested in the investigation.
Undercover operations are conducted frequently by Tennessee law enforcement agencies. Multiple groups often work together when drug activity is suspected in a given region. In many instances, these types of investigations go on for long periods of time before any arrests are made. Two major operations in the Memphis area recently culminated in hundreds of arrests on a variety of drug charges.
Police officers in Tennessee make routine traffic stops for a variety of suspected offenses. Vehicles get stopped for speeding, failing to stop at red lights, or even having a non-functioning tail light. There are instances, however, when individuals get pulled over for one thing but find themselves in more trouble after the initial investigation. This happened to one Mid-South woman who now faces drug charges after a recent traffic stop.
Tennessee law enforcement officials frequently receive tips about suspected drug activity throughout the state. Officers in Newport recently followed up on information received about alleged drug activity. This led to the arrest of three individuals on a variety of drug charges.
Police in Tennessee from various law enforcement agencies frequently join forces to work together. Officers often obtain search warrants when alleged drug activity is suspected at a residence. Recently, a search conducted at a home in Sweetwater led to the arrest of two men after drugs were reportedly discovered. The men now face various drug charges following the arrests.
Many Tennessee residents have had parties at their homes at one time or another. During those times, there were likely cars coming and going while the party was underway. Recently, such activity at one home caught the eye of local police officers. An investigation of the activity led to several arrests for drug charges in Wilson County.
Six people in Tennessee are currently behind bars while another reportedly remains at large in the aftermath of a major police investigation. Seven people were indicted on drug charges stemming from the investigation. The situation began when two people in a local area died of drug overdoses.
Law enforcement agencies in Tennessee often work together when investigating alleged drug operations. Various organizations recently teamed up in Nashville to address reported drug activity in some residential areas of the city. Five individuals are now facing a variety of drug charges following a series of raids by police officers.