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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation looking for drug dealers

Suspected drug dealers may have more to contend with in Tennessee thanks to changes in how charges are filed against drug dealers. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has started looking for people who could be dealing drugs that lead to others' deaths. The TBI believes that these individuals are making drugs look appealing and, ultimately, providing the drugs that kill them.

Drug cartels: Higher penalties for members participating in crime

If you're accused of transporting or distributing drugs, it's a good idea to find out how far the charges go. If you face allegations of being involved in a drug cartel, you could face additional charges on top of those related to drug trafficking.

Why is fentanyl so dangerous for the opioid crisis?

You have probably heard by now that America is in an opioid crisis. This crisis refers to the excessive use of prescription and nonprescription opioid drugs like heroin, oxycodone and others. Many people have found themselves addicted to prescription pain medications, which later led to the need to take illicit drugs once their prescriptions were no longer refillable.

Kratom is illegal in Tennessee and several other states

Tennessee's laws are hard on drugs for a reason; when they're not, new drugs hit the market and begin to infiltrate the state. One such drug has recently been in the news. It's an opioid-like drug, and because it is not an opiate, much easier to get. Called Kratom, this drug is legal in states such as Georgia. However, it is now illegal in Tennessee.

Facing drug charges? Know your rights and fight back

There are various kinds of drug charges you could face if you're caught in possession or using drugs. One of the kinds of crimes you may not have realized you could face is one for paraphernalia. This is a charge that doesn't actually require any drugs to be present. Paraphernalia includes items such as syringes, rolling papers, pipes and bongs. Each case involving these products should be handled individually and based on the facts, because there could be reasons for someone to have these products without using them with drugs.

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