Rutherford County Cracks Down on Synthetic Drug Sales

Posted: Jul 24, 2012 5:55 PM CDT Updated: Jul 24, 2012 6:07 PM CDT Reported by Larry Flowers – email MURFREESBORO, TN (WSMV) One of Middle Tennessee’s fastest growing counties is taking aim at one of the state’s fastest growing problems – synthetic drug sales. Rutherford County officials are targeting…

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Omni Hut founder Major Jim Walls dies at age 92

Daily News Journal, Mealand Ragland-Hudgins, March 5, 2012 – Major Jim Walls’ military service helped him fulfill more than his childhood dream of becoming a pilot. It also allowed him to become a groundbreaking restaurateur in Smyrna. Walls, founder of Omni Hut on Lowry Street, died Sunday at the age…

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Stores face reality of synthetic drug sales

Editorial – DNJ – December 29, 2011 Nearly 35 Rutherford County store owners ran into the harsh reality of synthetic drugs last week when they were required to appear in General Sessions Court to be arraigned on charges of possession of cannabinoid-containing products. Most of them were ordered to complete…

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More teens use marijuana, synthetic drugs

National findings come months after Rutherford raids; people can have bad reactions to K2, Spice, other substances December 15, 2011, Donna Leinwand Leger, USA TODAY – Nearly one in nine high school seniors have gotten high in the pas t year on synthetic drugs, such as “K2” or “Spice,” second…

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Charges brought following synthetic drug crackdown

40 face misdemeanor charges after raid Posted by December 15, 2011, Mark Bell, DNJ MURFREESBORO — Store owners and others caught up in a recent Tennessee Bureau of Investigation synthetic drug raid are scheduled to appear in a Rutherford County General Sessions courtroom Dec. 20 on misdemeanor drug charges. “The…

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Hargett sees need for Science Building

December 5, 2011 – DAILY NEWS JOURNAL, MURFREESBORO, TN – Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett expressed concerns Thursday about space shortages and outdated equipment in MTSU’s science facilities as officials lobbied him for construction of a $126 million building. “I certainly hope we can find a way to fund…

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Local Reps Eager to kill Hall, Estate Taxes

SMYRNA — Rutherford County legislators said Tuesday they will work to kill Tennessee’s estate tax and the Hall income tax in an effort to bolster job growth. “We have the highest death tax in the country,” state Rep. Joe Carr told a Chamber of Commerce crowd at the Town Centre…

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LaVergne Lacks Voice in General Assembly

October 16, 2011 – DAILY NEWS JOURNAL, MURFREESBORO, TN — State Rep. Mike Sparks wants Rutherford County’s new House district to give the city of La Vergne greater representation in the Tennessee General Assembly. The new district, which is likely to go in the northwestern part of the county, would…

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Synthetic drug bust dries up local sales

October 9, 2011 – DAILY NEWS JOURNAL, MURFREESBORO, TN — A recent countywide bust on illicit synthetic drugs led by the Tennessee Bureau of  Investigation may have dried up local supplies of “spice” and “bath salts,” but users can still crawl the underbelly of the world wide web to get…

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