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Last week, a joint task force of local, state, and federal law enforcement raided 23 stores in Rutherford County, Tennessee, ultimately indicting 21 people for selling CBD edibles. The “Operation Candy Crush” raid was conducted after Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh reported that parents told him ...
More: Legality of Rutherford County CBD raids is under question. CBD, a Schedule VI drug, is legal in Tennessee when derived from industrial hemp plants with a clear chain of custody from licensed producers. Samples of the items were sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for testing.

On Monday, the sheriff's office led raids into 23 Rutherford County stores believed to be selling products containing cannabidiol, or CBD, a hemp derivative. ... It is illegal to possess or sell in Tennessee unless prescribed by a doctor and dispensed from a licensed distributor, investigators said. Opinion: ...
In explaining the raid, Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said that cannabidiol is “an illegal drug” and CBD is “a derivative of marijuana,” according to WSMV. Tennessee allows hemp production for CBD extraction and has 23 state-licensed CBD producers. But according to WSMV, Rutherford County ...
Authorities said 23 stores in Rutherford County were padlocked on Monday after they were found to be selling candy and other products laced with Cannabidiol. ... in the form of liquids used in vapors, gummy bears, gummy worms and items that commonly look like candy, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.
Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said after a news conference that the culprits are converting real candy such as gummy bears into a synthetic drug ... about the investigation in front of the padlocked VAPE'sBORO store on Middle Tennessee Boulevard south of Mercury Boulevard in Murfreesboro.

After being treated at a local hospital, he was later booked into the Rutherford County Jail. The TBI is working to gather interviews and evidence from the scene and ... Sheriff's Office under $12,000 bond and has a hold for Bedford Co. Officer Simpson has been employed by Murfreesboro Police since 2013.
... with a Tennessee license plate number of K13-50P. Do not approach them if they're seen. “They are armed and dangerous,” Duncan said. “If you see them, definitely call your local law enforcement agency immediately.” Anyone with information has been urged to call the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office ...
... their local law enforcement agency immediately, a Rutherford County Sheriff's detective said. If you see 42-year old Dewayne Halfacre or 52-year old Timothy "Timbo" Howell, notify the Rutherford County Sheriffs Office at 615-898-7770. They are driving a 2014 burnt orange Ford Edge with the Tennessee ...
Wearing Titans Gear, Pair Sticks Up Smyrna Store: Police-0; Wearing Titans Gear, Pair Sticks Up Smyrna Store: Police-1. SMYRNA, TN -- A pair of apparent Tennessee Titans fans held up a Smyrna gas station Friday night, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department. Around 7:45 Friday night, ...
A winter storm is expected to bring ice and snow to Middle Tennessee on Friday. Many school districts. colleges and government offices have determined to close ahead of the storm system, which is expected to bring a wintry mix of freezing rain and ice during the morning and afternoon hours. ▻ More: ...
The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who tried to grab a 13-year-old girl in Smyrna Monday. By J.R. Lind ... SMYRNA, TN -- A 13-year-old girl was nearly abducted in Smyrna Monday and sheriff's deputies are on the lookout for the would-be kidnapper and his truck. The Rutherford ...
The $67 million the Department of Economic and Community Development has spent on 55 jobs since 2011 is the worst incidence of government waste uncovered this year, according to the Beacon Center of Tennessee's Annual "Pork Report." The industrial machinery tax credit which has produced 55 ...
SMYRNA, Tenn. - The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has received reports of an attempted abduction. The suspect was described as an older white man with a gray beard and gray or brown hair. He was said to have tried to abduct a 13-year-old girl Monday morning at Shirley Road and Criddle Street in ...
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – The sheriff's office in Rutherford County says an older man attempted to abduct a 13-year-old girl on Monday in Smyrna. The man, who was white with a gray beard and brown hair, reportedly tried to take the girl at Shirley Road and Criddle Street, not far from the Baker ...
The accused man reportedly fled from Bradley County to Rutherford County, where he was taken into custody by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office. ... He was brought back to Southeast Tennessee, where police transported him to Moccasin Bend mental facility in Chattanooga for further evaluation.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. ... Johnson was shot and killed at an apartment complex outside of Middle Tennessee State University in 2016. Ivory was ... Ivory, Broadnax, and McLilly were being held at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office, while Bradley was in the Davidson County Jail on unrelated charges.

25-year old Ardie Sherrill Bradley, Jr. of Chattanooga, TN charged with First Degree Murder, Especially Aggravated Robbery and Tampering with Evidence. 24-year ... Ivory, Broadnax and McLilly are being held at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department following their arraignment on December 4, 2017.
NASHVILLE — Former Rutherford County Sheriff's Maj. Terry McBurney lost his citizenship Wednesday and will spend three years on probation for falsifying documents regarding his citizenship to become an officer. McBurney pleaded guilty in February to nine federal charges, and he faces a $100 special ...
Authorities in Rutherford County are searching for a missing man who has Alzheimer's. Wilson Taylor, 90, left his Halls Hill Pike home on Friday afternoon to go grocery shopping at Kroger on Lascassas Highway. He did not return. Taylor is driving a Chevrolet Silverado truck with Tennessee license plate ...
Russell, along with former Rutherford County Sheriff Robert F. Arnold, 41, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and Arnold's uncle, John Vanderveer, 59, of Marietta, Georgia, were named in a 14-count indictment in May 2016 charging them with honest services fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, bribery concerning ...
NOTE: This story has been updated to show that the judge rescheduled the sentencing hearing for Joe Russell. Convicted former Rutherford County Sheriff's administration chief Joe Russell must forfeit $52,234 of his JailCigs profits, a judge ruled Monday. "We disagree with Russell that ordering the ...
A school resource officer with the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office has been fired and is facing criminal charges after he allegedly assaulted a student at Smyrna West Alternative School. Jimmy Sanford, 53, of La Vergne was charged with assault, perjury and filing a false report, the sheriff's office said ...
Ricky DuBose (L) and Donnie Rowe were arrested in Rutherford County. The pair are accused of killing two correctional officers earlier this week in Georgia. (Facebook) ...
Russell earned $52,234 from JailCigs from December 2013 through April 2015, according to a Tennessee Comptroller report released Nov. 16. The ex-sheriff offered JailCigs to the inmates at the Rutherford County Jail without going through the proper bidding process with the County Commission, which ...
A man was seriously injured in an officer-involved shooting in Murfreesboro involving a Rutherford County Sheriff's Office deputy Wednesday evening, officials said. Jeffery Underhill, a 54-year-old Murfreesboro man, was taken by life-flight helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, according to TBI ...
A man was seriously injured in an officer-involved shooting in Murfreesboro involving a Rutherford County Sheriff's Office deputy Wednesday evening, officials said. Jeffery Underhill, a 54-year-old Murfreesboro man, was taken by life-flight helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, according to TBI ...
The criminal JailCigs investigation began around February 2015 when Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess and County Finance Director Lisa Nolen met with District Attorney Jennings Jones about the sheriff's involvement with JailCigs. Jones asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the ...
Three students are locked up in Bradley County after allegedly threatening to shoot up their school, according to the sheriff's office, and another ... A spokesman for Rutherford County Schools also said false rumors have been spreading to parents and students, but no credible threats have been made.
Unfortunately, there have been a number of FALSE RUMORS that are spreading around that threats have been made against various Rutherford County Schools. These rumors are COMPLETELY FALSE and there have been no credible threats made against ANY Rutherford County School.
Rutherford County law enforcement officials raided the 23 stores on Monday after Taylor entered an order to padlock the businesses for selling products containing cannabidiol, commonly referred to CBD, that distributors and local industry representatives argue are legal in Tennessee. During a press ...
(Photo: Rutherford County Sheriff's Office) ... Health & Safety Services is to do everything within its resources so that no member of the campus community will suffer diminished health, functional capacity, or life expectancy as a result of any condition or practice at Middle Tennessee State University.
CHRISTIANA, Tenn. (WKRN) – Christiana Middle School was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning due to a reported bomb threat. The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office said the school was under what is known as “Code Yellow,” which is a precautionary lockdown. A bomb threat on a note was found ...
UPDATE: Channel 3 is learning more about the search for the man who has led officers on a four day manhunt. We're looking into what some are calling conflicting information from officials surrounding the Marion County search. This all started on Monday when Dewayne Halfacre and Timothy Howell were ...
The suspect, 21-year-old Emmett "Trey" Lyons III, was arrested at a nearby apartment. He is charged with attempted first-degree murder and is being held on $250,000 bond at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department. News 4 spoke with the couple who answered their door when Bush was trying to seek ...
Authorities in Marion County, Tenn., called off for the evening an ongoing manhunt on Tuesday after a robbery suspect on the loose near Whitwell eluded capture for a second day. Suspect DeWayne Halfacre has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted list and is ...
Authorities say Halfacre eluded capture earlier this week though a fellow suspect in Friday's robbery in Rutherford County, 51-year-old Timothy Howell, was arrested. Sheriff Ronnie "Bo" Burnet in Marion County, which encompasses the community of Whitwell, says Halfacre stole an officer's vehicle ...
RULING A Nashville judge has sided with Tennessee's Achievement School District in the tussle over whether local school districts must share ... STUDENT SAFETY Grundy County school officials refuse to honor a subpoena from the sheriff's office seeking evidence of student hazing and sexual assault.
News of Guy Dotson's death had just been learned, and the former sheriff and political specialist shared memories of the late district attorney. ... 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Charity Circle of Murfreesboro or the Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County.
Working in conjunction with the Shelbyville Police Department, the Murfreesboro Police Special Investigations Division recently investigated complaints of possible prostitution at local massage businesses. The local investigation resulted after the Shelbyville Police Department became aware of a ...
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – Quick-thinking by a police reserve officer and employees at a gun store in Murfreesboro led to the arrests of three young men. A reserve officer followed the suspects, and a Rutherford County sheriff's deputy took them down after a traffic stop. They were also allegedly in ...
NASHVILLE, TN — Joe Russell, the former chief deputy at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department, will serve 15 months in federal prison for ...
Convicted ex-Rutherford County Sheriff's Office administration chief Joe Russell will serve 15 months in prison for illegally profiting off inmates through the sale of JailCigs, Judge Marvin Aspen decided Thursday. "The price you paid for the risk you took was insane," said Aspen, who noted how Russell took ...
20-Year-old Devon A. Butts was taken into custody when a Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputy called Murfreesboro Police to the apartment complex to assist with a noise complaint. ... Butts was accused of kidnapping a student at Tennessee State University this past September. Butts was one of six accused ...
Major meth bust on I-24 over the Rutherford County Line ... violation on Interstate 24 at exit 114 by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Donnie Clark. ... Coffee County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jennifer Curbow and K-9 Max were ... WGNS Radio - Serving Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, TN Since 1947.
Flooding in La Vergne, Tenn., on Tuesday Nov. ... In Murfreesboro, Rutherford County Fire and Rescue responded to an emergency call on ... block of East Trimble Road, said Rutherford County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lisa Marchesoni. ..... More: Heavy rain causes flooding across Middle Tennessee.
McFarland also praised Bowen for teaming up with Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh recently to keep the city's Square safe from the scheduled but ... He is a member of the International Chiefs of Police (IACP), the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police (TACP) and the Troy Alumni Association.
... in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. PHOTO: Rutherford County Sheriff ... MURFREESBORO, Tenn.--Murfreesboro Police are searching for a man ...
Police are looking for the suspect who robbed a gas station clerk at gunpoint Thursday morning. The robbery happened around 7:30 a.m. at the ...
"The outcome of no deaths, no injuries and no property damage is priceless," said Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess, who noted Monday that his ...... Arnold praised the leadership from Rutherford County Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh, Murfreesboro Interim Police Chief Michael Bowen and the staff members ...


 

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