Multiple law enforcement agencies often work together to uncover drug operations throughout the state of Tennessee. Local and state agencies partner to crack down on all aspects of drug activities, including usage, manufacturing or sale of illegal substances. Several people are facing drug charges following a recent investigation conducted by several agencies.
Tennessee law enforcement officials work routinely to curtail the usage, sale and distribution of a variety of illicit drugs. Drug charges in the state can stem from possession to the manufacturing of an illegal substance. Recently 11 people were arrested for their involvement in an alleged distribution operation of marijuana.
Many physicians in Tennessee prescribe fentanyl as a painkiller for their patients. If used properly, this narcotic is very effective for those people dealing with severe pain. However, the state's Department of Health is concerned that deaths will occur as the drug is now being sold illegally. Law enforcement officials also report that drug charges related to fentanyl have increased dramatically over the last five years.
Some investigations by law enforcement agencies are very lengthy and involve multiple organizations working together. This is often the scenario when drug cases are involved. Recent arrests have been made in the western section of Tennessee for a variety of drug charges.
Tennessee law enforcement officials have routinely recovered marijuana in their drug investigations throughout the years. In some cases, officers have found marijuana plants being cultivated, while others have discovered the substance packaged and apparently ready for sale or distribution. Recently, drug charges were filed against two men for allegedly having marijuana in another form.
Heroin trafficking is becoming a serious problem in the state of Tennessee, according to law enforcement agencies. Police officers in Nashville have participated in an ongoing investigation of drug operations over the past six months. Two men were recently arrested and now face a variety of drug charges.
Several counties in Tennessee have reported that drug trafficking is a significant problem in their respective areas. Many local law enforcement agencies routinely work with various task forces and other regional groups to combat the issue. As the groups work together, more arrests are being made throughout the state. An arrest for drug charges in Tennessee can have a long-lasting effect on someone's life. Two Decatur County men were recently arrested for alleged drug-related activities following the search of a home.
Police officers in Tennessee and elsewhere around the country often rely on tips from citizens to aid them in their work. Information received may lead to further investigation or possible arrests. A tip from a citizen recently led to the arrest of five people in Nashville for a variety of alleged drug charges.
Traffic stops are frequently conducted by police officers across the state of Tennessee. Police often discover routine driving violations. However, two people face drug charges after officers seized several items during a recent traffic stop in Clarksville.
Possession of drugs is a serious offense in the state of Tennessee. Penalties for possession may range from fines to significant time in jail or prison. Nashville police officers reportedly arrested two people on drug charges and other offenses.