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Two Monroe men arrested for manufacturing marijuana
Motorists beware of deer crossing roads

Town offers weather alert to residents
LPD institutes crime tip postal box

 

Two Monroe men arrested for manufacturing marijuana

photos by Dewain E. Peek/OCN staff
Sheriff W.B. Melton shows a shotgun and a rifle seized in recent drug arrests.

These two bags of marijuana buds were allegedly carried from the field by Hancock and Smith.

Two Monroe men were recently arrested after an investigation by Overton County Sheriff's Department.

According to reports, the Sheriff's Dept. received information on Tuesday, Sept. 12 about suspicious activity near Beaty Cemetery in the Monroe community.

Deputy Brent Taft and Investigator Kevin Phillips went to the area and found a parked vehicle with items in the bed that appeared to be those commonly used for the cultivation of marijuana.

After a short stakeout of the vehicle, Inv. Phillips reportedly saw two men emerging from a nearby corn field. He noticed one of the men was carrying a shotgun, and both were carrying large sacks over their shoulders.

When the two men approached the vehicle, Inv. Phillips and Dep. Taft intercepted them. The officers allegedly found approximately 15 pounds of marijuana in the sacks.

The men were identified as James Hancock and Jeffrey Smith, both of Monroe

A search of Hancock's residence and property allegedly revealed additional quantities of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Hancock and Smith were housed at the Overton County Jail without bond on charges of Manufacturing Marijuana for Resale, Over 10 Pounds.

Officers participating in the recovery effort included Sheriff W.B. Melton, Chief Deputy Frank Dial, Sgt. Lee Dulworth, Sgt. John Garrett, and Deputies Lee Richards, Greg Etheredge, Michael Tharp, and Jeremy Carr.

In an unrelated case the same day, Detectives Gary Ledbetter and Brian Franklin made a drug transaction with two individuals in the Monroe area. Arrested were William Parker, 40, of Nashville, and Dudley Talley, 31, of Monroe, on charges ranging from Attempt to Possess with Intent to Deliver to Possession of Schedule IV Drug with Intent for Resale, as well as other various charges.

A 2007 Toyota Camry was seized in the incident.

Parker and Talley appeared in Overton County General Sessions Court on Thursday, Sept. 14.

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Motorists beware of deer crossing roads

 

courtesy of Sonny Parsons
Motorists in Overton County should always be aware of deer. Sonny Parsons took this photo at the entrance to Standing Stone State Park around the first of June. "I was on my way to DARE camp for the 6th grade," he said. "I saw the doe on Monday and didn't have time to get my camera. The next day I thought that she might try to cross at the same time, so I had my camera ready. She crossed the road and stopped. I stopped my truck and got out, blocking the road. "She walked back across the road and met her fawn. She let the fawn nurse about 3 to 4 minutes before finishing her crossing. She is truly a dedicated mother. "The photo appeared on the front page of the Tennessee.gov website for over a week. It is still in the digital photo album on that website under wildlife. It was a shot of a lifetime."

 

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Town offers weather alert to residents

The Town of Livingston, in conjunction with Overton 911, will soon begin offering 24-hour automated telephone notification in the event of severe weather.

Forms may be picked up at the Livingston Public Safety Building (police and fire departments) anytime or at City Hall during normal business hours. The form must be returned in person. Also required when the request form is returned is proof of ownership of a local phone number by showing the phone bill, residency within the Town of Livingston, and a valid ID.

 

LPD institutes crime tip postal box

Livingston Police Chief Roger Phillips has announced that a postal box has been obtained at Livingston Post Office to allow citizens to contact police investigators concerning crimes or suspicious activity.

Livingston Police Department plans to use local news media to notify the public of thefts and burglaries so residents can be on the lookout for particular stolen property. Citizens having information on crimes or suspicious activity are urged to contact the LPD by sending letters to Livingston Police Department, P.O. Box 236, Livingston, TN 38570.

The information is to be held strictly confidential.

Chief Phillips stated, "We want your information, not your name."

More crime fighting programs are planned. Chief Phillips stated,

"We hope to start a Crime Stoppers program in the future."

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