Police in Tennessee have reported that four men were taken into custody on March 20 are suspected of using Interstate 75 to transport drugs from Michigan to Florida. The arrests were made following a search of an East Knoxville residence and are the result of an investigation that began six months ago according to reports. The four men, who are all Michigan residents, are facing a range of narcotics and weapons charges.
Six people are facing methamphetamine-related charges after investigators executed search warrants at two separate locations in Tennessee on March 7. News sources report that Weakley County Sheriff's Office deputies conducted the searches in a motel room in Martin and a house in Dresden. According to law enforcement officials, local police assisted the sheriff's office with each search. Officials say that the meth that was discovered in the Dresden home has a street value of approximately $9,000.
A 75-year-old Tennessee woman has been arrested for allegedly dealing drugs out of her home for decades. The Decatur County Sheriff's Office says that the defendant, known as "Kingpin Granny", was a primary source for area residents looking for illicit painkillers.
On Jan. 29, two Tennessee residents were taken into police custody following an investigation into an alleged drug trafficking ring. According to authorities, the two individuals were thought to be part of an organization on the West Coast that wanted to start a distribution cell in the Tennessee area.
A Drug Enforcement Administration investigation has resulted in indictments against 12 people. Agents allege that they were part of an organization bringing cocaine into Tennessee, and they have identified a man from Memphis as the possible ringleader. Authorities cited taped telephone conversations referring to a "ticket" as evidence of his illegal activity. Law enforcement considers "ticket" to be a code word among drug dealers for cocaine.
A 47-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman were taken into custody at a Tennessee airport on Dec. 28 after authorities got information about a planned drug delivery. The man had flown a small aircraft that was on the tarmac at the Crossville airport.
For many young people, college is a time of experimenting and learning through both real-world experience and classroom instruction. Many college students begin experimenting with mind-altering substances in college, including alcohol. Quite a few will also consider trying marijuana, often in a social setting like a party. For most college students, experimenting with alcohol and other drugs is harmless.
A joint law enforcement effort in Tennessee that lasted several months culminated in the arrest of 10 suspects between the ages of 27 and 59, all in the Memphis metropolitan area. According to press reports issued by the Memphis Police Department, the arrests were followed by arraignments in federal court where the suspects were informed of the felony drug charges filed against them.
A Tennessee man is facing more than two decades in prison without the possibility of parole after pleading guilty to federal firearms and drug trafficking charges in October. Records indicate that the man has a raft of prior felony convictions for offenses including cocaine distribution, gun possession and assault. Police say that he was taken into custody in December 2016 just seven months after being released from a state prison.
On Oct. 25, two football players for the University of Tennessee were suspended from the team after they were cited for possession of marijuana. The two were reportedly charged after authorities conducted a traffic stop on their vehicle in Knoxville the previous evening.