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Knox County Man’s Drug Conviction Increased Due to Gang Ties

By admin on March 31, 2015

A grand jury recently convicted a 35-year-old Knox County man of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The conviction comes just after the creation of the Career Gang Unit of the Attorney General’s office, which specializes in gang-related cases like these.

The penalties for a possession with intent to distribute charge can be serious and life-altering; however, the man had also admitted to being a member of the “Vice Lords” gang in a previous trial several years ago. It is suspected that the current charge is related to similar gang activity, and although the man has not yet been sentenced for the current charge, the alleged gang affiliation enhances the offense to a Class A Felony, which can result in a prison sentence of anywhere between 15 and 60 years. Read the rest »

Posted in: Criminal Defense  | 

Roane County Commissioner Arrested on DUI Charges

By admin on March 13, 2015

A Roane County commissioner was recently arrested on suspicion of a DUI after a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer stopped the 1992 Chevrolet Silverado around 8 p.m. on Old Harriman Highway. The officer said that he pulled the 59-year-old driver over for a seat belt violation, however, when he approached the car, he reportedly smelled alcohol. The commissioner told the officer that he’d only had one beer before driving, but he was unable to pass a field sobriety test, resulting in the arrest. Read the rest »

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