Drug Crimes

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, [...]