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Tennessee Highway Patrol Arrests Drug Trafficker and Rescues Four Children

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – On Thursday, January 5th, 2017, the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) Interdiction Plus Team (IPT) arrested William A. Holley, 31, of Fort Wayne, Indiana for drug trafficking. At the time of the traffic stop four children ranging from ages 5 to 10 years of age were in the vehicle.

THP Lieutenant Wayne Dunkleman observed a 2016 Toyota Sienna minivan traveling South on I-65 in Maury County following too close to another vehicle. Lieutenant Dunkleman stopped the vehicle which was a rental vehicle on I-65 at mile marker 37.

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TBI Joint Investigation into Marijuana Operation ends with Eleven Arrests, Seizure of Drugs, Cash and Weapons

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – An investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division with Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the DEA, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and multiple Middle Tennessee law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of eleven individuals and the seizure of hundreds of plants and more than $100,000 in cash.

The two-year investigation focused on an organized drug trafficking operation involved in the cultivation and distribution of high-grade marijuana in Middle Tennessee.

Marijuana plants found in Lewis County.

Marijuana plants found in Lewis County.

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2016 Legislative Session of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly report

 

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, 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.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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U.S. Department of Justice sentences Clarksville Man to Life in Prison in Large Scale Drug Distribution Conspiracy

 

U.S. Department of JusticeNashville, TN – Demetrius Duncan, aka Whirley, 34, of Clarksville, Tennessee, was sentenced today to life in prison for his role in a large cocaine distribution conspiracy, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.  There is no parole from federal sentences.

Duncan, along with Chris Young, aka Soulja C and Alto Parnell, aka AP, were indicted in January 2011 and convicted at a jury trial on August 23rd, 2013, of participating in a lengthy conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of crack cocaine.

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Alto Parnell of Clarksville sentenced to Life in Prison in Large Scale Drug Conspirary Prosecution by U.S. Department of Justice

 

U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice ProgramsNashville, TN – Alto Parnell a/k/a AP a/k/a Al-Pistol, 32, of Clarksville, Tennessee, was sentenced yesterday to life in prison for his role in a large cocaine distribution conspiracy, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. There is no parole from federal sentences.

Parnell, along with Chris Young a/k/a Soulja C and Demetrius Duncan a/k/a Whirley, were indicted in January 2011 and convicted at a jury trial on August 23rd, 2013, of participating in a lengthy conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and 280 grams or more of crack cocaine.

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U.S. Marshals Service adds Reward Money toward capture of TBI Top Ten Most Wanted David Jenkins

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationChattanooga, TN – The U.S. Marshals Service today increased the reward for information leading to the arrest or capture of David Gordon Jenkins by $2,500. The total reward for Jenkins now stands at $5,000 after he was put on the state’s most wanted list on April 10th, 2013.

Jenkins, 46, last known address 3554 Asbury Road, Manchester, is wanted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and TBI for one count of first degree murder and one count of felony murder for the beating death of 26-year-old Corey Nathaniel Matthews.

Wanted Fugitive David Jenkins

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One of Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives, Coty Holmes, Captured in Florida

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation removed a wanted fugitive from the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list today after the U.S. Marshals Service captured him in Fort Walton, Florida this afternoon.

Coty Keith Holmes (left in photo), of 197 Rhoads Lane, Hillsboro, TN, was wanted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and TBI for one count of first degree murder and one count of felony murder for the beating death of 26-year-old Corey Nathanial Matthews.

Coty Holmes (left) was captured in Florida. David Jenkins (right) is still at large and wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Coty Holmes (left) was captured in Florida. David Jenkins (right) is still at large and wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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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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