Nashville, TN – The 109th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on April 22nd, 2016 to become a part of Tennessee history with passage of major legislation to reduce crime, cut tax burdens, spur job growth, accelerate the state’s success in K-12 education, boost the number of college graduates, curb drug abuse and curtail drunk driving.
State lawmakers also passed significant legislation to ease traffic congestion, reduce child abuse, aid farmers, increase access to healthcare and medication, increase voter participation and provide a safer environment for the elderly.
Following, please find a copy of some of the highlights of this year’s legislative action.
Clarksville, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Deputy Daniel Gagnon discovered a mobile one pot meth lab during a traffic stop on Dover Road Wednesday night.
As Gagnon approached the vehicle during the traffic stop, he recognized the driver as Shawn Jones, 36, who has several local active warrants on file.
Jones a convicted felon, was in possession of two rifles, which is in violation of his parole.
Prestigious honor awarded to two television commercials communicating the consequences of violating tougher meth laws
Nashville, TN – An anti-methamphetamine communications campaign created by the Governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet has earned three prestigious national advertising awards. The Telly Awards honor two television commercials included in the campaign, which was part of Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s first term public safety action plan.
“The purpose of the campaign was to communicate the consequences of violating tougher meth laws passed under Governor Haslam’s administration. The new legislation enacted stiffer penalties for manufacturing meth in the presence of children and for purchasing pseudoephedrine for unlawful purposes,” Department of Safety and Homeland Security Commissioner Bill Gibbons said. Gibbons chairs the subcabinet.
Montgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports Brian Matthew Caudle, 49, who gave a Cunningham, Tennessee address was released from Vanderbilt University Medical Center today and charged with attempted second degree murder, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.
His bond is set at $800,000.
Nashville, TN – A Tennessee state trooper arrested internationally known hip-hop artist “Nelly” on felony drug charges in Putnam County on Saturday morning.
Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes, was charged with felony possession of drugs, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
At approximately 9:20am on Saturday, Trooper Michael Loftis stopped a Prevost motor coach bus on Interstate 40 near the 275 mile marker for failure to display a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and International Fuel Tax Association (IFTA) sticker on the vehicle. The investigating trooper planned to conduct an inspection on the bus when he noticed an odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
Nashville, TN – A Tennessee state trooper arrested two previously convicted felons and another man on drug charges earlier this week after stopping their vehicle for speeding in a construction zone in Coffee County.
Trooper Donnie Clark on Tuesday afternoon stopped a sport utility vehicle for a speeding violation on westbound Interstate-24 near the 115 mile marker. Upon initial contact with the driver, Alphonso Mucker, 27, of Hardinsburg, KY, Trooper Clark observed several indications of possible criminal activity. «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – One suspect is in custody today after a meth lab was found in a basement apartment of an Old Ashland City Road residence this morning.
Mollie Hickman, 25, who gave a 2314 Old Ashland City Road address was booked into the Montgomery County Jail and charged with initiation of the process with the intent to manufacture meth. Her bond was set at $10,000.
Montgomery County, TN – A deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office tonight, when attempting to apprehend a suspect near Madison Street and McAdoo Creek, discovered a one-pot meth lab in the suspect’s vehicle.
Deputy Jacob Kent witnessed a suspect at the Sango Market, and he knew that he was wanted on two felony warrants. He took the suspect into custody, waited for backup and searched the vehicle.
Montgomery County, TN – The Clarksville Police Department was dispatched to a vacant home on Madison Street in response to possible trespassing, which turned into a methamphetamine manufacturing investigation.
The property owner believed people had been in the home and told officers that he had seen signs of meth manufacturing. CPD contacted the 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Clarksville Fire Rescue and Montgomery County EMS.«Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – Two have been arrested in a methamphetamine lab found at a Providence Boulevard motel early this morning.
Jennifer Owens, 29, who gave a 59 Chestnut Drive address and Christopher Duncan, 22, who gave a 511 Linda Lane address were booked into Montgomery County Jail and charged with initiating the process of methamphetamine production.
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