More than 50 arrested in big drug bust in Overton

Feb 15, 2012 Full story: Herald-Citizen 25

More than 50 people have been arrested in Overton County on various drug charges following a nine-months-long undercover investigation.

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barefoot

Stanley, NC

#1 Feb 15, 2012
Lawyers must have needed some money that's a joke
wow

Monroe, TN

#2 Feb 15, 2012
thats alot! I hope they got the one who was having others sell for her! Usally when someone gets busted they spill! really though what good will it do the cops do their job but the judges turn them lose with fines.
Billy Bob Johnson

Livingston, TN

#3 Feb 16, 2012
All Lawyers in Overton County are Republican and i would guess they wasn't getting there share..
Vote Obama and bring the Middle Class back,Screw the crooked republican and lawyers of Overton County.

For example, the rich can buy caviar and Champagne, but the Triple-R Rich can buy entire presidential campaigns.

Take Sheldon Adelson, the moneybags who's pumped $11 million so far into Newt Gingrich's right-wing run. He has single-handedly kept Gingrich's White House ambitions alive. Without this one guy's money, The Newt would've been long gone. Thanks a lot, Sheldon.

But Adelson can easily afford to roll the dice on a far-out candidate. This global casino baron hauled in $3.3 million in pay last year. Not for a year — that's what his hourly take was. In other words, his $11-million bet on Newt, which altered the Republican presidential race, was nothing — less than three-and-a-half hours of one of Sheldon's workdays.

Even Rick Santorum, who's so far to the right that his left brain has entirely atrophied from lack of use, is actually in the running for the GOP nomination. He insists that people are flocking to him because of the power of his ideas. Sure, Rick — and the power of Foster Friess' money.

This little-known Wall Street multimillionaire has long been a partner in the Koch brothers' plutocratic cabal and a steady funder of right-wing Christian politics. Friess modestly claims that God is "the chairman of my board." I doubt that, but Friess definitely is Santorum's guardian angel, having kept his campaign of wackiness afloat with untold infusions of cash. When Friess was told that Santorum's recent caucus wins would prompt Mitt Romney's Triple-R Richies to counterattack, he was thrilled. I think that "is so exciting," he warbled.

So there you have it — American politics has developed into a game for the fun and profit of a few super-rich narcissists.

And, that's why Barack Obama was right on target two years ago when he denounced the Supreme Court for allowing unlimited corporate cash to flood into our elections, calling it a "threat to democracy."
truth is

Livingston, TN

#4 Feb 16, 2012
Not all lawyers are republicans.

This election is not about democrats or republicans, it about Obama or survival, freedom, and America. This will be our last choice to make. If we choose Obama, there will be no more choices.
Bah

Chicago, IL

#5 Feb 16, 2012
Billy Bob Johnson wrote:
All Lawyers in Overton County are Republican and i would guess they wasn't getting there share..
Vote Obama and bring the Middle Class back,Screw the crooked republican and lawyers of Overton County.
For example, the rich can buy caviar and Champagne, but the Triple-R Rich can buy entire presidential campaigns.
Take Sheldon Adelson, the moneybags who's pumped $11 million so far into Newt Gingrich's right-wing run. He has single-handedly kept Gingrich's White House ambitions alive. Without this one guy's money, The Newt would've been long gone. Thanks a lot, Sheldon.
But Adelson can easily afford to roll the dice on a far-out candidate. This global casino baron hauled in $3.3 million in pay last year. Not for a year — that's what his hourly take was. In other words, his $11-million bet on Newt, which altered the Republican presidential race, was nothing — less than three-and-a-half hours of one of Sheldon's workdays.
Even Rick Santorum, who's so far to the right that his left brain has entirely atrophied from lack of use, is actually in the running for the GOP nomination. He insists that people are flocking to him because of the power of his ideas. Sure, Rick — and the power of Foster Friess' money.
This little-known Wall Street multimillionaire has long been a partner in the Koch brothers' plutocratic cabal and a steady funder of right-wing Christian politics. Friess modestly claims that God is "the chairman of my board." I doubt that, but Friess definitely is Santorum's guardian angel, having kept his campaign of wackiness afloat with untold infusions of cash. When Friess was told that Santorum's recent caucus wins would prompt Mitt Romney's Triple-R Richies to counterattack, he was thrilled. I think that "is so exciting," he warbled.
So there you have it — American politics has developed into a game for the fun and profit of a few super-rich narcissists.
And, that's why Barack Obama was right on target two years ago when he denounced the Supreme Court for allowing unlimited corporate cash to flood into our elections, calling it a "threat to democracy."
What the hell does this have to do with the topic? Go spread your propaganda to someone who'll buy bullshit. We're all stocked up here.
Billy Bob Johnson

Livingston, TN

#6 Feb 16, 2012
truth is wrote:
Not all lawyers are republicans.
This election is not about democrats or republicans, it about Obama or survival, freedom, and America. This will be our last choice to make. If we choose Obama, there will be no more choices.
This is what the republicans would like you to think about OUR President Obama ,He is the best thing since President Clinton..when all was making money,and we had a middle class America.

Mitt Romney has no use for The working poor,and thinks only the Very rich should have money or the 1%

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney suggested to a group
of business people in Michigan on Thursday that entrepreneurs should
ask their parents for money instead of using loans from the federal
government.- Raw Story


ROMNEY: ENTREPRENEURS SHOULD JUST ASK PARENTS FOR MONEY -

David Edwards reports:

"In a speech to the Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce, the former Massachusetts governor blasted the Obama administration for trying to jump start renewable energy with government loans to companies like Solyndra.

“'When the president says I’m going to take your money and give it to Tesla and Fisker, two new car companies, which by the way, Fisker now builds their cars in Finland, that’s not good,' he explained.'When he takes $500 million and puts it into Solyndra, that’s not good. That’s not good for American enterprise and innovation.'

“'The president wanted to encourage solar energy and he thought by taking $500 million and giving it as a loan to a company would do that,' Romney continued.'It did just the opposite. Not understanding the private enterprise system explains why he doesn’t understand that.'

“'Because my guess is that there are about 100 or more entrepreneurs in America that have ideas for solar energy, and they’re trying to go out and get funding for their business, for their startup for their ideas. Going to venture capitalists and angels and their parents to try and get funding.'

"Although the Obama administration did approve funds for Solyndra, the loan process began under President George W. Bush’s administration
Pops

Livingston, TN

#7 Feb 16, 2012
a drug bust story that you people turn into a political debate?

You people are seriously mentally ill.
news man

Cookeville, TN

#8 Feb 16, 2012
Get the big boys ,they are the ones making all the money.Money will get you out of jail...
Michael

Lake City, SC

#9 Feb 17, 2012
Getem
The truth

United States

#10 Feb 17, 2012
Im positive not one of those charged sold to someone they didn't know. Snitches already have drugs on them, take our tax money, go into someones home, keep the money, then give the "real" police the drugs they already had on them to beat or have a current charge on them dismissed. You can bet not 10% of those charged did anything wrong, other than know the wrong person.
ohhh

Winnsboro, SC

#11 Feb 17, 2012
They need to check deep in the valley of monroe
The truth

United States

#12 Feb 17, 2012
The truth wrote:
Im positive not one of those charged sold to someone they didn't know. Snitches already have drugs on them, take our tax money, go into someones home, keep the money, then give the "real" police the drugs they already had on them to beat or have a current charge on them dismissed. You can bet not 10% of those charged did anything wrong, other than know the wrong person.
Also, a confidential informant is supposed to be "credible & reliable". If those charged have enough money for attorney fees, they could have the snitch that set them up & totally discredit them as a state witness.
dumdums

Tullahoma, TN

#13 Feb 17, 2012
The truth wrote:
Im positive not one of those charged sold to someone they didn't know. Snitches already have drugs on them, take our tax money, go into someones home, keep the money, then give the "real" police the drugs they already had on them to beat or have a current charge on them dismissed. You can bet not 10% of those charged did anything wrong, other than know the wrong person.
You are so right! These people are druggies themselves. They have gotten caught and are offered a "deal" to catch someone the police are trying to catch. They will call the person (they are being recorded) and they will set something up. The persons will get taped the whole time.
dumdums

Tullahoma, TN

#14 Feb 17, 2012
The truth wrote:
<quoted text> Also, a confidential informant is supposed to be "credible & reliable". If those charged have enough money for attorney fees, they could have the snitch that set them up & totally discredit them as a state witness.
You got it. But since most of them are as poor as Job's turkey, they get a public defender who does not give a crap and they are pressured to take a "deal." Guess what? They are slapped on probation, paying fines and court cost and who wins?
Wonder what would happen if they started exercising their rights as U.S. citizens and started forcing their public defenders to do their jobs and represent them? Wonder what would happen if some of these cops had to explain what they are doing?
Concerned

Livingston, TN

#15 Feb 17, 2012
I just wish that people could get clean....Period. Hate whats going on here.
Tellingthetruth

United States

#16 Feb 19, 2012
I have bought drugs in overton county for over 20 yrs until i quit and done two prison sentences and the snitches is the babies who cant do time in jail or prison and i still know who the snitches where when all yhe drug busts happen over all the years i bought but all i can say is u do drugs u will get caught ur best friend might b the one to turn u in or someone in ur family but i know for a fact u do drugs someone pussy snitch who isnt worth beating the hell out of will turn u in my friend kirk has been done that way twice and he is going to get those people when he sees them
Billy Bob

Livingston, TN

#17 Feb 19, 2012
Is he Captain Kirk ? Beam me up Scotty . You dummies are so funny . Beam me up quick .
Job well done

Livingston, TN

#18 Feb 19, 2012
Go WB! Clean this place up.
hammer

Livingston, TN

#19 Feb 20, 2012
the news paper ad sounds like greg did all the work on drug round-up. w.b. and his men do most of the work and greg takes all the credit. it's time to hear the truth. greg needs to go. he would not get any publisity without w.b. and his men doing the work that they do.
SAD

Livingston, TN

#22 Feb 22, 2012
Isaw in the paper today where they arrested TB and she has a new baby and a little girl.

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