THIS SATURDAY !!!

 NOW 3 LOCATIONS IN GRUNDY COUNTY...
  • MONTEAGLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
  • TRACY CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT 
  • GRUNDY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE

gearing up for school?

HEY FOLKS !! THE SHERIFFS OFFICE WANTS TO REMIND EVERYONE 
 AS WE GET GEARED UP TO HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL 
REMEMBER TO DRIVE SAFE AND WATCH THOSE SCHOOL ZONES 
AND SCHOOL BUSES !!! 
DRIVE CAREFUL AND WATCH OUT FOR THE KIDS ...

 

WANTED !!!! GRUETLI BP ROBBERY SUSPECT

LOOK CLOSELY AT THIS VIDEO AND PICTURES AND HELP US SOLVE
 THE ROBBERY THAT TOOK PLACE LAST NIGHT AT THE GRUETLI BP.

ANY INFORMATION
 PLEASE CALL THE GRUNDY COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE AT 931-692-3466

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PRESS RELEASE



July 1, 2013
GRUNDY COUNTY, TN
Today  the Grundy County Sheriffs Office releases news of an extensive  Methamphetamine Conspiracy case that will no doubt rock the County.  For the last two months Sheriff Brent Myers, Investigators and Deputies  from the Sheriffs Office have been working literally around the clock. Since the beginning of April the Sheriffs Office has seized 9 meth Labs and taken over 40 people into custody during this lengthy investigation and more warrants are being issued. Not only were the number of meth labs startling but the number of people who were involved. This case seems to weave a very interesting web of people that are all connected in some fashion or another from all corners of the county, from Pelham to Monteagle and Altamont to Palmer.  Sheriff Myers said, “We have been working very hard on this case and we will continue to aggressively pursue anyone involved in making methamphetamine here in Grundy County. We will do anything and everything we can to stop this.” 
During the investigation a thorough study of the Methamphetamine Task Force’s Pseudoephedrine purchase database revealed this extensive network of “Smurfs”.  Smurfing is a term used to describe the people that meth cooks use to get them chemicals to cook with and most importantly the main ingredient, Pseudoephedrine, without it, there is no meth. Every time you go into purchase any over the counter medication that contains pseudoephedrine your name is entered into the statewide database along with the amounts that you purchase.  There is a limit to how much pseudoephedrine an individual can purchase. State law limits these purchases to 9 grams of pseudo ephedrine per month and anything over that sends up a red flag to the system. This has been an invaluable tool for law enforcement in catching meth operations like this one. During interviews numerous people stated that meth cooks paid anywhere from $60-$120 for box of cold tablets. Some even said that they would trade or exchange food or finished meth product for the cold pills containing pseudoephedrine. Some cooks traded drugs or money in exchange for the use of their house or property where the cooking would take place. The Sheriffs Office seized meth labs at nice homes, run down campers, and several out in the woods. Most of the meth cooks admitted to being addicts and said the just did it for their own use. One individual stated that he was more addicted to the process of making the drug than the actual drug itself. A majority of the people taken into custody during this investigation had other narcotics and drug paraphernalia on them, and most had prior drug charges. This particular case involves conspiracy to manufacture over 300 grams which is a class A felony and caries a possible sentence of up to 25 years in federal prison.   The amount of money tied up in just 1 meth lab clean up is about $2500. The Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force responds to each  lab scene and neutralizes the lab and processes the clean up.  Recently law enforcement agencies and concerned citizens from Grundy County met on how to get a handle on the meth epidemic. Grundy County seems to be on track with Franklin County  and 2 other states , Oregon and Mississippi in banning all over the counter sales of medications containing pseudoephedrine by passing local city ordinances that would require any medications containing pseudoephedrine to be obtained by prescription only.




Grundy County Can Take Action!


Do you want to see a drop in Meth Manufacturing in Grundy County?
Do you want to see children stay with their families instead of being separated due to Meth?

“Tennessee is on track to become the number one state for meth-lab busts in the United States,”according to Tommy Farmer with the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force.

Please join Tommy Farmer of the Tennessee Methamphetamine Task Force, Chief Dennis Young with the Franklin County Police Department and Tabitha Curtis with the Franklin County Prevention Coalition along with Grundy County officials and residents to hear how Grundy County can reduce the burden of meth in the county.



When: June 18, 2013 at 3pm
What: Community Meeting concerning Meth with Discussion/Questions/Answers.
Where: Florence Skruggs Bldg. (Altamont City Hall)
Everyone is encouraged to come!
For more information contact Tonya Garner @931-967-3826 x111