On June 12, 16 people, most of whom are Tennessee residents, were indicted on drug-related charges. This followed an investigation that lasted several months into methamphetamine trafficking in the northeast part of the state. Several federal and local law enforcement agencies were involved in the investigation. Among those that participated were the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspector, the Third Judicial Drug Task Force and several sheriffs' departments.
One Tennessee man was arrested near a school in Nashville in June as he pushed a baby in a stroller. The 21-year-old man was outside an elementary school when, police say, he was found to be selling cocaine and carrying a gun. Police say that the gun was stolen property as well.
Over 30 people were arrested on drug charges by a number of police agencies, including the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Riply Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In a series of arrests in mid-June, people throughout the Ripley area were targeted for arrest. On June 7, 19 people were arrested in the early hours of the morning, and 4 were already in police custody. Police said on June 11 that they were still seeking another 8 people as part of their investigation.
On June 4, it was reported that Tennessee authorities arrested five people who were accused of being involved in a large drug operation. The actual raids occurred on May 30 at two different locations, one of which was for a residence in Goodlettsville while the second was for a residence on Braxton Park Lane in Nashville.
A married couple who allegedly cultivated a pot farm in Tennessee were indicted on federal drug manufacturing and drug trafficking charges in mid-May. The 58-year-old man and the 56-year-old woman had been previously featured on the TV show 'Weed County,' which aired back in 2013.
Four men were taken into custody on drug charges on May 1. Officers from the police department in Martin assisted Weakley County sheriff's deputies in the operation.
Authorities in Tennessee say that two people were taken into custody after official raided a condominium and storage unit used by the pair. Police say that they seized cocaine, heroin and Xanax as well as two loaded handguns. They also reportedly took possession of two vehicles, $2,473, cook plates, generators and chemicals that are generally used in creating meth.
Two Tennessee residents are facing multiple drug charges after state and federal authorities reportedly seized over $1 million of Xanax from their Rutherford County properties. The raids took place on April 9.
Deputies from the Greene County Sheriff's Department arrested four people after searching an alleged meth house on Weems Chapel Road on March 28. According to their report, deputies received permission to enter the home. Once inside, law enforcement found two men and a woman hiding in the bedrooms. They were in close proximity to material that appeared to be methamphetamine as well as drug paraphernalia.
Police in Tennessee say that three people are facing money laundering charges after $121,461 in cash was discovered on March 16 when officers with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department searched a Lyle Lane home. The property was the residence of a 36-year-old man who had been taken into custody earlier in the day after police allegedly found $89,500 in the center console of his car. In addition to the $225,000 in currency, MNPD officers and agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are said to have also found about 8 kilograms of cocaine and a number of firearms during the searches.