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New Southern Border Wall Reaches 400 Miles

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Nearly 400 miles of new border wall system is now complete. Just as important, the Donald Trump Administration is prosecuting and deporting violent criminals, stopping the flow of illegal drugs, and closing the loopholes that help human smugglers while hurting our own citizens, including legal immigrants.

“The refugee system—set up to provide refuge for victims of war and persecution who had nowhere else to go, often on an explicitly temporary basis—had long since become a racket,” National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd writes.

U.S. President Donald Trump inspecting the new Southern Border Wall. (White House)

U.S. President Donald Trump inspecting the new Southern Border Wall. (White House)

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American Heart Association reports Autopsies reveal how Meth hurts the Heart

 

American Heart AssociationBoston, MA – Use of the illegal stimulant methamphetamine causes build-up of tough protein fibers in heart muscle, which may help explain the development of enlarged hearts and heart failure in users, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2019 Scientific Sessions.

Methamphetamine, also known as meth, is an extremely addictive and commonly abused stimulant drug, with 1.6 million Americans reporting using the drug in 2017.

Autopsy samples reveal that methamphetamine use makes dangerous structural changes in heart muscle that increase the risk of heart attack, sudden cardiac death and heart failure. (American Heart Association)

Autopsy samples reveal that methamphetamine use makes dangerous structural changes in heart muscle that increase the risk of heart attack, sudden cardiac death and heart failure. (American Heart Association)

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrest Kylan Brock for Evading

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – On Tuesday afternoon, August 13th, 2019, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered a stolen vehicle and apprehend a man with multiple warrants on file.

Deputies observed a stolen Dodge Journey traveling on Lylewood Road. When they attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the driver fled into the city, eventually abandoning the vehicle in the 2400 block of Fort Campbell Boulevard.

He then fled on foot into a neighborhood where deputies were able to take him into custody.

Kylan C. Brock

Kylan C. Brock

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan forms Opioid Task Force

 

City of Clarksville

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is forming an Opioid Task Force to help the City develop a coordinated local response to the opioid crisis gripping America.

The Mayor’s Opioid Task Force is charged with advising the Mayor of Clarksville on a coordinated plan to reduce opioid abuse, dependence and overdose in Clarksville and to draft a report of findings and recommendations for action.

Citizens group will monitor lawsuit against drug makers and advise City of Clarksville on steps to reduce abuse and overdoses.

Citizens group will monitor lawsuit against drug makers and advise City of Clarksville on steps to reduce abuse and overdoses.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office assists in seizure of Millions in Meth

 

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The 19th Judicial District Task Force with the assistance of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit seized 54 pounds of crystal meth along with $7000 in cash on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018.

Working off of information provided by the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force, agents developed probable cause for the issuance of a search warrant in the North Clarksville area.

Upon execution of the search warrant agents found 54 pounds of a crystalline substance wrapped in individual packages.

54 pounds of crystal meth and $7000 in cash was seized on Wednesday in the North Clarksville area.

54 pounds of crystal meth and $7000 in cash was seized on Wednesday in the North Clarksville area.

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Heart failure in Methamphetamine Users: Could this be the next epidemic among Vets?

 

American Heart AssociationAnaheim, CAHeart failure associated with methamphetamine (meth) use has risen dramatically in recent years among U.S. veterans, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017, a premier global exchange of the latest advances in cardiovascular science for researchers and clinicians.

Heart failure associated with methamphetamine use is on the rise among U.S. veterans. (American Heart Association)

Heart failure associated with methamphetamine use is on the rise among U.S. veterans. (American Heart Association)

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TBI has issued an Endangered Child Alert for Lillyanna Beneke and Ryder Beneke of Cheatham County

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has issued a middle Tennessee Endangered Child Alert for the Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office for 4-year-old Lillyanna Beneke, white female, blonde hair, hazel eyes, 3′, 50 lbs. Also taken was 2-year-old Ryder Beneke, white male, 3′, 30lbs, brown hair, hazel eyes.

They are believed to be with noncustodial parents, 27-year old Cody Beneke and 27-year old Danielle Beneke, who are addicted to heroin and meth.

A Tennessee Endangered Child Alert has been issued for Lillyanna Beneke (L) and Ryder Beneke (R).

A Tennessee Endangered Child Alert has been issued for Lillyanna Beneke (L) and Ryder Beneke (R).

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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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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy finds mobile One Pot Meth Lab

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, 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.

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Tennessee State Trooper in Putnam County arrests Hip-Hop Artist “Nelly”

 

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, 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.

Cornell Haynes "Nelly" Faces Drug Charges

Cornell Haynes “Nelly” Faces Drug Charges

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