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3 arrested for drug-related crimes in Sullivan County

When you're on probation or are performing community service in lieu of a prison sentence, it's important to make sure you follow the rules of that probation. If you violate probation, then you could face further charges and incarceration. That's what may happen in this case in which at least three people are facing charges for drug crimes.

Nature's fury wreaks havoc on Tennessee man growing pot

The tornado that struck Decatur County, Tennessee, during the last week of March caused a great amount of damage. In fact, one resident may lose more than just the mobile home destroyed during the storm. He may lose his freedom as well if he is convicted of the drug crimes he may soon face.

Did your friend get you in trouble for crack possession?

Let's say you're riding with a friend in his car on the way to work in the morning. You've done it every day for years because it's a great way to save on gas and tolls. Unbeknownst to you, though, your friend is addicted to crack cocaine. The drug, as well as several crack pipes, are rolling around underneath your passenger seat.

What you need to know about drug trafficking/ distribution

The United States has been engaged in a "war on drugs" for over four decades. Perhaps spurred on by the drug culture that emerged so flamboyantly during the 1960s, President Nixon declared a war on drugs in 1971. Since that time, lawmakers have increasingly tried to up the ante for Americans arrested for drug crimes.

Tennessee football star recently cited for marijuana possession

On Jan. 15, one of Tennessee's bright stars was cited for possessing marijuana. According to reports, a police officer stopped Juaun Jennings, a University of Tennessee wide receiver, for traveling in the wrong direction on a one-way street.

What are "probable cause" and "reasonable suspicion"?

Police officers have the authority to arrest people who they believe to be involved in a crime without a warrant. However, in order to do so, they must have "probable cause". This means that an officer can only arrest someone if the facts they possess would lead a reasonable person to believe that a person has committed, is committing or is about to commit a crime.

Hard facts about substance abuse in Tennessee

Tennessee has a reputation for excessive drug use, especially in the recent years. They are ranked the 3rd highest state for substance abuse in the United States. Studies show that around 5% of state residents use non-prescribed prescription drugs and 70% of them obtained the drugs from a friend or family member.

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