Drug Crimes

Jun 30, 2021

Schedule IV Drug Crimes in Tennessee

By |June 30th, 2021|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

The federal and state Controlled Substances Acts determine which drugs are considered the most dangerous drugs and which are considered the least dangerous. Generally, Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous while Schedule V drugs are the least dangerous. Possession, manufacture, importation, use, and distribution of all Scheduled drugs are all considered crimes. The main [...]

Jun 3, 2021

Despite Potential Medical Uses, Hallucinogens Are Still Illegal

By |June 3rd, 2021|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

There have been a number of stories in the news lately regarding the potential medical use of hallucinogens, especially for combat veterans. Psychedelic drugs have the potential to treat depressions, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Unfortunately, they have hallucinatory side effects, which state governments and the federal government consider dangerous. Sci Tech [...]

Jan 27, 2021

Frat Members Trafficked More Than $1.5 Million in Drugs

By |January 27th, 2021|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

Frat members from three colleges in North Carolina have allegedly trafficked more than $1.5 million in drugs, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. Students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and Appalachian State University (ASU) were named in the investigation. The investigation discovered that 21 students [...]

Apr 9, 2020

Proposal to Reform Tennessee’s Drug-Free School Zone Laws

By |April 9th, 2020|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

A bill recently introduced by Republican state representative Michael Curcio in the Tennessee legislature is intended to reform the state’s current drug-free school zone laws. The bill would significantly reduce the sizes of these zones. Currently, the zones cover an area encompassing 1,000 foot within any school, daycare, library, or park. Curcio’s bill would cut [...]

Dec 4, 2019

CBD Oil in Tennessee: 2019 Legal Status

By |December 4th, 2019|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

Customers can find CBD products almost everywhere – in retail stores, online, and even at medical offices. CBD oil products come in a variety of formats, like liquids, pills, lotions, in beverages, tinctures, and almost any type of way to ingest or apply a product that you can think of. Those who promote and sell [...]

Aug 9, 2017

700 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Dickson Country Traffic Stop

By |August 9th, 2017|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

It is common knowledge that marijuana is illegal in Tennessee, as well as a federally prohibited Schedule I substance. It’s also well known that many Tennesseans smoke or grow marijuana, and that this doesn’t necessarily make them hardened criminals. Decriminalization efforts in Nashville and Memphis have been getting traction since late last year, but the [...]

Jul 27, 2017

Tennessee Prosecutors Suing Drug Companies Over Opioid Epidemic

By |July 27th, 2017|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

As reported by USA Today, three Tennessee prosecutors filed a suit this week against drug makers in an attempt to highlight the opioid epidemic that is ravaging the state. The district attorney generals for three east Tennessee judicial districts, that together represent nine counties in our great state, filed their lawsuit in the Sullivan County [...]

Jan 5, 2016

Marijuana Might be Legal in Other States, but Tennessee Still has Tough Penalties against Pot

By |January 5th, 2016|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Marijuana is legal for personal use in some states – but Tennessee is not one of them. Law enforcement in Tennessee takes our drug laws seriously, and drug offenders can face serious penalties if they are convicted of their charges. The Tennessee legislature is making some attempts to pass legislation that would legalize cannabis oil [...]

Aug 3, 2015

Smuggling Drugs into Jail is a Felony

By |August 3rd, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eight suspects are facing indictments for smuggling drugs into Wilson County jail before they were scheduled to be incarcerated. According to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, the suspects knew they were going to serve time, and attempted to smuggle prescription drugs, marijuana and cocaine into the facility. Department spokeswoman Sharon Curstis-Flair said, “In some cases, [...]

May 11, 2015

Heading to Bonnaroo? Understanding Drug Charges and Penalties in Tennessee

By |May 11th, 2015|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preparations for Bonnaroo are in full swing. Soon, festival attendees from the local area and from all over the country will soon be descending on tiny Manchester, Tennessee to have four rocking days of fun in the summer sun, enjoying the best musical acts and all that the four-day entertainment extravaganza has to offer. Unfortunately, [...]

Apr 9, 2014

Drug Bust in West Tennessee Yields Drug Crime Charges Against Nine

By |April 9th, 2014|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In early January, multiple law enforcement agencies joined together to arrest nine men and women who were “smurfing” — purchasing pseudoephedrine products in order to manufacture methamphetamine. The individuals in question now face charges ranging from possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia to promotion of methamphetamine manufacture and felony evading arrest. If you [...]

Feb 27, 2014

The Importance of Hiring a Lawyer if Your Child Is Arrested

By |February 27th, 2014|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes, DUI, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Has your son or daughter been arrested for underage drinking, vandalism, theft, DUI or any other type of crime? Whether facing misdemeanor or felony charges, it is vital to your child’s future that you retain prompt and experienced legal counsel. Do not make the mistake of thinking your son or daughter needs to learn a [...]

Feb 20, 2014

Penalties for Marijuana in Tennessee

By |February 20th, 2014|Criminal Defense Law, Drug Crimes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

So far 20 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized medical marijuana. Additionally, Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana for recreational use. However, cannabis is still illegal in Tennessee and under federal law. This means that while the general attitude toward the substance has changed over the years, it is still against the law to possess, [...]

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