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.
A man in Lawrenceburg is facing serious charges following his arrest by local sheriff's deputies, according to a recent report. A captain in the Tennessee county's local law enforcement has confirmed that the 34-year-old man is facing a variety of drug charges. The man is currently being held in a county jail against $279,000 bail. No court date has been announced at this time.
Two officers in Memphis have been charged in connection with an alleged drug transport they are believed to have taken part in. Tennessee authorities have confirmed that the two police officers, both men aged 41 and 25, are facing drug charges including conspiracy to distribute. These two officers were set to be arraigned on April 16.
Tennessee law enforcement officials are very vocal about their efforts to reduce drug activity within the state. Various agencies often combine resources to investigate alleged activity. The investigations often include many personnel and are conducted over a long period of time. A recent effort among local and state personnel resulted in the arrests of 14 individuals on several drug charges.
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.
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.
Police officers in Tennessee routinely search homes as part of investigations. However, they must go through the proper procedures and protocols to obtain search warrants to gain legal access to someone's home. At that point, a search can be conducted by authorities. A recent search in East Nashville resulted in drug charges against three people.
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.