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Drug Crimes Archives

Caught selling cocaine? You can protect your interests

Cocaine is illegal throughout the United States. As such, any drug offenses involving cocaine can be tried under federal law. Additionally, Tennessee has its own state laws that apply to drug offenses. The state laws criminalize selling, possessing or trafficking cocaine. It's a felony crime, and in Tennessee, that means you could end up in prison for up to 60 years if you're caught selling the illicit drug. The fine for selling cocaine can be up to $500,000.

Pharmaceutical companies face lawsuits over opiate epidemic

When a drug dealer gives someone a drug and that person later dies, the authorities can and sometimes do pursue murder charges against that person. One question some people have is why pharmaceutical companies haven't faced charges and penalties for drug dealing themselves.

How Local Law Enforcement Prepares For Bonnaroo

Bonnaroo, a festival of music and arts-and, for some, psychedelic experimentation-begins tomorrow in Manchester, Tennessee. Attendees will have the chance to see U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, and The Weeknd, among other acts. They will likely also see a significant police presence.

What kinds of drug-related charges can you face in Tennessee?

Tennessee has five drug-related charges. They include possession, possession with intent, drug manufacturing, drug trafficking and conspiracy and the sale of a controlled substance. If you're charged with any of these crimes and convicted, you could be penalized with heavy fines or a prison sentence. For this reason, it's vital that you defend yourself against the charges as soon as possible.

What is an unlawful search?

A police officer comes to the door, knocks, and asks to come in. You turn him down, asking for a warrant, which he doesn't have. The officer forces his way in anyway, finds illegal drugs hidden in a cabinet in the kitchen, and arrests you.

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