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Legislation Aims to Roll Back the Rising Tide of Opioid Addiction in Tennessee

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s opioid crisis was front and center this week as Governor Bill Haslam, members of the General Assembly, and other state leaders announced a comprehensive plan to tackle the problem. 

The plan, called TN Together, employs a three-legged stool of enforcement, treatment and prevention to stop the flow of these drugs in the state, help those who are addicted, and prevent citizens from becoming drug-dependent.

Tennessee Department of Health data shows 1,631 Tennesseans died from drug overdoses in 2016, while there were 13,034 nonfatal overdoses reported. 

From left, Senator Speaker Pro Tempore Ferrell Haile, House Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally and Governor Bill Haslam at the Press Conference on Monday.

From left, Senator Speaker Pro Tempore Ferrell Haile, House Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson, Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally and Governor Bill Haslam at the Press Conference on Monday.

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TBI arrests Sumner County Man for Pointing Firearm at Wilson County Deputies

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Castalian Springs man accused of pointing a firearm at sheriff’s deputies following a pursuit in October.

At the request of 18th District Attorney General Ray Whitley, TBI Agents began investigating the October 24th incident in Bethpage. During the course of the investigation, Agents determined John Francis Kimball (DOB 1-28-88) led deputies from the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office on a brief pursuit from Lebanon to a location on Whitson Road.

John Francis Kimball

John Francis Kimball

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TBI Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive Antoine Adams in Custody

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationMemphis, TN – A fugitive who was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list in November is now in custody, after being captured in Texas.

Antoine Adams, DOB 11/21/1989, was wanted by the Marshall County (Mississippi) Sheriff’s Office, the Memphis Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for his escape from the Marshall County (MS) Jail on November 5th.

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TBI releases new report on Tennessee Firearm-Related Crime

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released a report today detailing the nature and volume of reported firearms-related crime across the state over a four-year period.

The report, “Firearm Violence in Tennessee: 2013-2016,” utilizes data submitted by the state’s law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS).

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TBI Lab receives Evidence containing Dangerous Drug Combinations

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division are concerned about recent evidence submissions to the TBI crime lab.

Two different pieces of evidence from ongoing drug cases contained a deadly combination of drugs, and Agents are worried that there are more lethal blends of drugs being sold and used that will have deadly consequences.

This a toxic mix of drugs that Forensic Scientists in the TBI labs have rarely, if ever, seen in evidence submissions.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation received two different pieces of evidence from ongoing drug cases contained a deadly combination of drugs.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation received two different pieces of evidence from ongoing drug cases contained a deadly combination of drugs.

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TBI adds Escaped Murder Suspect Antoine Adams to Top Ten Most Wanted List

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list: Antoine Lashun Adams.

Adams (DOB 11-21-89) is wanted by the Marshall County (Mississippi) Sheriff’s Office, the Memphis Police Department, and the TBI, after escaping from a jail in Marshall County, Mississippi on November 5th.

There, he was being held in connection to a homicide in Slayden, MS, but Adams also faces First Degree Murder and Especially Aggravated Robbery charges in Shelby County, Tennessee, in connection to the death of Marquis Bell in February 2017.

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TBI reports Former Jail Officer Drew Mansfield from Clarksville arrested for Introducing Contraband

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a now former correctional officer at the Cheatham County Jail, who stands accused of abusing his position to introduce contraband into the facility.

At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, TBI Agents began investigating Drew Perry Mansfield (DOB 4-16-92) on July 13th.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reports TBI Top Ten Most Wanted fugitive Dylan Ferguson in custody

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – One day after escaping from jail in Macon County and being added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list, Dylan Cecil Ferguson surrendered Thursday morning to law enforcement in Trousdale County.

Ferguson (DOB 11-16-96) was wanted by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office and the TBI, after escaping from the county’s jail Wednesday, along with two other individuals: Jeffrey Strong and Matt White.

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TBI Indicts Three People Accused of Abuse of a Corpse in Death Investigation of Henry County Woman

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationJackson, TN – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, working in cooperation with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, and the Puryear Police Department, have obtained indictments for three individuals accused of abusing a corpse.

At the request of 24th District Attorney General Matthew Stowe, TBI Agents joined the investigation into the death of a woman identified as 20-year-old Emily Webb, found in her car July 10th along Blood River Church Road.

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TBI adds Escaped Inmate Dylan Ferguston to Top Ten Most Wanted List

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to its ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list: Dylan Cecil Ferguson.

Ferguson (DOB 11-16-96) is wanted by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office and the TBI, after escaping from the county’s jail Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, along with two other individuals: Jeffrey Strong and Matt White.

All three subjects may be traveling in a stolen, white, 1990 Ford F-250 with Tennessee tag 3B5-7V2.

Ferguson faces charges, including Criminal Homicide, in connection to the death of a man in 2016 and should be considered armed and dangerous.

Dylan Cecil Ferguson is wanted for Criminal Homicide.

Dylan Cecil Ferguson is wanted for Criminal Homicide.

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