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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell Legislative Update, April 8th, 2014

 

Pseudoephedrine

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Nashville, TN – Bill HB1574, by the Bill Haslam administration cracks down on the sale of pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in the production of methamphetamines. Under this proposal, individuals will be limited to purchasing 5.76 grams a month, or 28.8 grams a year, without a doctor’s prescription.

There were many compromises on this bill. It basically allows 24 pills a month without a prescription. It does not include  a price increase. This will cover 98% of Tennesseans and still have a major impact on the production of Meth in the state.

Gel and liquid form of pseudoephedrine is still available in unlimited quantities. «Read the rest of this article»

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Montgomery County Shooting suspect arrested in Indiana

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Jacob Hammond and Amber Lehman were apprehended Saturday around 10:00pm on February 22nd, 2013, outside of a motel in Evansville, Indiana.

United States Marshals and Vandenburgh County Indiana Sheriff’s deputies apprehended both Hammond and Lehman along with Jonathan Buckner, who is also from Clarksville, Tennessee. A sergeant, with the Vandenburgh Sheriff’s Office, stated that all three were in possession of firearms along with ingredients to make meth.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam introduces Anti-Meth Production Legislation

 

Proposal aims to reduce production without inconveniencing majority of consumers

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced legislation to reduce the growing problem of methamphetamine production in Tennessee.

The goal of the Tennessee Anti-Meth Production (TAMP) Act is to limit access to pseudoephedrine or ephedrine products to those who are using it illegally while not overburdening law-abiding Tennesseans who need temporary cold and sinus relief.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam addresses the methamphetamine production problem in Tennessee with Anti-Meth Production Legislation.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam addresses the methamphetamine production problem in Tennessee with Anti-Meth Production Legislation.

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Clarksville Police traffic stop results in Drugs found and Dover Road Closure

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Thursday, October 7th, 2013, Clarksville Police Officers conducted a traffic stop at 8:49pm near Cumberland Bank on Dover Road, where drugs were found along with an unknown liquid substance.

The unknown liquid substance is why the Clarksville Fire Department’s Hazmat team was called and the road was shut down.

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Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts’ Legislative Update, June 1st 2013

 

Update detailing the first session of the 108th Tennessee General Assembly

Tennessee State Representative - House District 67Nashville, TN – Eligibility of military dependents for the Hope Lottery Scholarship remains unresolved.

House Bill 427/Senate Bill 57, filed by Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) and Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) was not heard in the House Finance Subcommittee this session. For the third year in a row, the subcommittee did not approve funding this important legislation for military dependents due to budget restraints. The cost of the funding to address an inequity in the eligibility requirements for military dependents is $364,000.

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts

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Tennessee Comptroller releases “Methamphetamine Production in Tennessee” report

 

Tennessee ComptrollerNashville, TN – Methamphetamine production continues in small laboratories in Tennessee and elsewhere around the country in spite of new laws regulating and tracking the sale of pharmacy products used to manufacture the illegal drug.

That is one of the findings of a report released today by the Comptroller’s Offices of Research and Education Accountability about attempts to control access to legal products sold at pharmacies which are later used to create methamphetamine. Pseudoephedrine, the most common of the so-called “precursor” products used in manufacturing the drug, is an ingredient in many over-the-counter cold and allergy remedies. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police Department takes down Meth lab

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department continued it’s fight against drugs with the arrests of two suspects for the alleged manufacturing of methamphetamine.

The two suspects were arrested at 14 Tulip Poplar Court on Saturday.

James Willard and Stephanie Willard

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces Statewide Anti-Meth Campaign

 

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam rolled out a comprehensive statewide campaign designed to inform Tennesseans about the consequences of violating the “I Hate Meth Act,” which took effect on July 1st, 2011. The announcement took place in coordination with the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association meeting in Nashville.

“The goal of this campaign is to communicate the harsh consequences of violating our anti-meth law,” Haslam said. “We want to deter people from making and using meth in our state, which will save lives, protect children, save taxpayer dollars, and make Tennessee safer overall.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Highway Patrol announces 2011 Trooper of the Year

 

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol named Trooper Dwayne Stanford the 2011 Trooper of the Year at an award ceremony held Thursday evening. This marks the second consecutive year Trooper Stanford, a third generation State Trooper, has earned the honor. He was also recognized in Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s State of the State address in January.

Additionally, seven other State Troopers received Trooper of the Year honors in their respective districts. Awards were also given to the Investigator of the Year and Interdiction Trooper of the Year, while 10 troopers were also recognized for their DUI enforcement. «Read the rest of this article»

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Haslam unveils comprehensive Public Safety Strategy

 

Multi-year action plan resulting from collaboration of 11 state agencies

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced a comprehensive, multi-year action plan designed to improve public safety statewide.

The Governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet Working Group, which includes commissioners and representatives from 11 state agencies, submitted the plan after months of meetings with more than 300 public safety professionals and stakeholders across the state.

The three goals of the public safety action plan are to significantly reduce drug abuse and drug trafficking; curb violent crime; and lower the rate of repeat offenders. There are 11 objectives and 40 action steps outlined in the plan, all specifically linked to those goals.

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