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Drug Crimes Archives

How do drugs affect Tennessee?

Drugs are a significant problem in Tennessee. Most of the crimes that take place in the state do have some kind of link to drugs, which is why drug crimes are taken so seriously. It's believed that up to 800 methamphetamine labs are within the state's borders and causing a rapid growth in the number of people addicted to the life-changing drug.

Defending yourself: Drug possession charges

Drug possession is a charge that encompasses many different circumstances. It could refer to someone who is in possession of prescription medications without a prescription, someone with heroin in his or her vehicle or someone in possession of a small baggie of marijuana.

Know your rights if you're accused of drug charges in Tennessee

There are 95 counties in Tennessee, which ranks as the 16th largest state by population in the country. Since there are many people in the state and the state has connecting highways along with international airports, drugs are often a problem. Drugs come into the state through the international airports, by car, truck and bus, through the mail and by package delivery services.

Heroin in Tennessee: The harsh penalties for opiate use

The opioid crisis in the United States has grown to major proportions, causing stress on local governments and individuals. In Tennessee, the state tries to combat the growing issue by restricting access to illegal opioid drugs. One such drug is heroin.

Is prescription drug abuse a problem in Tennessee?

Alcohol use in Tennessee has decreased since 1992, and today, it's at a relatively low level compared to the past. Comparatively, drug use has become much more common, particularly among those who use prescription opioids. Tennessee has the third-highest prescription drug abuse problem in the entire nation.

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.

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