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Why is the law so harsh on heroin users?

Drugs are a major problem in Tennessee, and if you are caught selling or using them, you could face your own difficulties. It's been estimated that there are around 800 methamphetamine labs in the state, and it would cost thousands to clean up a single lab and prevent damage from the toxic chemicals.

Bonnaroo Festival leads to arrests, drug bust

Festivals are a great time for everyone who attends, but there is a always a risk of drugs and alcohol making their way inside. Sometimes, officers do full sweeps aimed at arresting those who have violated the laws at these events. It's not unusual for the innocent to get caught up in those sweeps just because they're with those using drugs or alcohol.

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.

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