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NEWPORT—Meeting in regular session Tuesday evening, the Cocke County Legislative Body surprised several as they voted to oppose the Medical Cannabis Act, which is being sponsored in the Tennessee General Assembly by 11th District State Representative Jeremy Faison.

A lengthy agenda did not face county commissioners on Tuesday evening, however, Commissioner Robert Green asked to be put on the agenda under reports from the CLB’s General Committee to speak regarding Cocke County.

Green approached the podium where he presented his arguments against the Medical Cannabis Act, which is House Bill 1749. The bill has been a controversial topic in the community, with support and dissent from various corners.

“I got the bill on that and after reading and studying it, and I got quite disturbed about it,” Green said from the podium. “And I look farther and hear a lot of people say “medical” it helps some, and I am not looking at medical as far as does it help or not.”

Green went on to argue that the federal government recognizes marijuana as

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Drugs, guns found during bust at Arkansas home

Cocaine, meth, marijuana, Schedule I and II pills (including ecstasy), drug paraphernalia, 2 rifles, 1 handgun and over $2,000 dollars were seized at a residence in Arkansas. 

On February 21, at approximately 6:30 a.m., the Poinsett County Sheriff’s Office and the Trumann Police Department executed a Search Warrant in the 16000 block of North Ozark in Trumann. Two people were arrested and transported to the Poinsett County Detention Center to await a Probable Cause Hearing.

Michael Cordell Mckay, 31, of Trumann is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine) with Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Meth) with Intent to Deliver, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Firearms by Certain Persons, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, Unlawful Use of a Communication Device, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Felony). 

Jessica Erby, 28, of Trumann is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marijuana) with Intent to Deliver.

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MPD: Man travels with more than a pound of marijuana on Mega Bus

A man traveling from Atlanta to Memphis was busted with carrying more than 1.5 pounds of marijuana. 

On February 19, detectives boarded the Mega Bus. Tevin Lewis was on board. 

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Detectives asked Lewis if they could search his carry-on bag, and he agreed. As they were looking through the bag, Lewis started to shake nervously, the arrest affidavit said. 

Police said in total they found three bags of weed wrapped in clothing in Lewis’ bag. The bags were vacuum sealed and covered in aluminum foil. 

“That ain’t nothing but a pound or a pound a half,” Lewis told police. 

He was transported to the Organized Crime Unit and told police he “ain’t no snitch” and “Ya’ll just lock me up and get me a bond.”

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Drug dealers, users find new market in social media posts

ATLANTA, Ga. – Social media has changed the way we communicate with friends and family.

It is also changing the way people buy and sell illegal drugs.

WSB’s Tom Reagan learned how important it is to be careful about what you post on social media.

Police tell Regan they often see people post pictures of illegal drugs and guns on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat.

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They say drug dealers think it is safer because the messages disappear on Snapchat, or are not as easily accessible as a text message on a cell phone. 

Video of a young woman twerking wearing a pro-cannabis sweatshirt and posing for pictures with of bags full of marijuana and a bong ended up on social media.

We blurred her face to protect her identity, but it is something young adults tell us they see all the time.

“Well, it’s usually on Snapchat, lots of mostly just smoking weed and stuff out of bongs or joints what have you,” social

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Please enable Javascript to watch this video MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A South Memphis man says he wants to clear his name after accusations of trying to lure kids into a hearse and touching himself got him arrested.

“All I’m trying to do is clear my name. I got nothing to hide,” Jerome Powell said to WREG outside his South Memphis home.

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Powell tells a different story from the one that police and witnesses tell about what happened at the Pendleton Place Apartments Sunday.

They say he was trying to lure kids into a funeral hearse he was driving around. WREG spotted the same one at his home Tuesday.

Antonio Bledsoe, a witness of the event, says he heard Powell ask a girl if she wanted “a ride with a dead body.”

WREG asked Powell if he had a dead body in his hearse.

“I ain’t never rode with no dead body. I never had nobody in the back. I

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Having survived two serious shootouts in 2017, Young Dolph has entered the new year proving he’s stronger than ever before, and his new visual for “Paranoid” keeps the momentum going.

In the clip, the Memphis rapper is surrounded by women, dressed in elaborate furs and smoking weed. For any haters, Dolph prefaces the video with the phrase “No props were used in the making of this video” emblazoned across a giant bag of marijuana held in a Gucci bag.

“Paranoid” is one of six tracks to appear on the rapper’s new surprise EP, Niggas Get Shot Everyday, dropped last week. On the song, Dolph discusses his evolution from rags to riches, and admits that although he seems untouchable, the feds still give him stress.

“I used to go to sleep hungry, didn’t have shit to eat/Now I gotta smoke a blunt of weed just to eat,” he says in the verse. Then on the chorus, he delivers, “Sold a lot of dope, I do it for the dope boys/The feds in the hood, this shit

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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 their child had come into possession of CBD candies. All of the businesses accused of selling these products were padlocked and had their cash registers seized, but were allowed to reopen and return to business last Friday.

In 2017, Tennessee legislators legalized the sale of hemp-derived CBD edibles or topical products, as long as said products contain less than 0.3 percent THC. The business owners arrested during these raids have all said that the products they sold were fully legal under this state law. Sixteen of the business owners were arraigned on Friday, and all of them entered pleas of “not guilty.”

“The petition alleged these items being sold were laced with marijuana,” said attorney Jim Todd, who is representing some of the business owners in this case, in court Friday, according

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Flood Warning issued February 21 at 4:56AM CST expiring February 22 at 6:00PM CST in effect for: Bracken, Campbell, Pendleton

Flood Warning issued February 21 at 4:56AM CST expiring February 21 at 12:54PM CST in effect for: Boone, Campbell, Kenton

Flood Warning issued February 21 at 4:56AM CST expiring February 23 at 6:00AM CST in effect for: Bracken, Lewis, Mason

Flood Warning issued February 21 at 4:56AM CST expiring February 22 at 12:00AM CST in effect for: Greenup, Lewis

Flood Warning issued February 21 at 4:56AM CST expiring February 24 at 8:24AM CST in effect for: Carroll, Gallatin

Areal Flood Watch issued February 21 at 3:29AM CST expiring February 25 at 6:00AM CST in effect for: Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lewis, Maury, Montgomery, Perry, Robertson, Stewart, Sumner, Williamson

Areal Flood Watch issued February 21 at 3:22AM CST expiring February 25 at 6:00AM CST in effect for: Allen, Anderson, Barren, Bourbon, Boyle, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Butler, Clark, Edmonson, Fayette, Franklin, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Hart, Henry, Jefferson, Jessamine, Larue, Logan, Marion, Meade, Mercer,

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Jenelle Evans admitted she tested positive for THC after giving birth to her daughter Ensley last year.

The Teen Mom 2 star appeared on Vince Russo’s The Brand podcast last week and revealed she had tested positive for the chemical found in cannabis.

“I’m not going to lie about that,” she said. “I tested positive for THC and Ensley did not test positive. I did. So CPS were like — I was in the hospital — they said, ‘Did you smoke when you were pregnant?’ I said, ‘I did within the past 30 days. I said I have really bad esophageal spasms and I throw up every 5 minutes, I can’t even eat.’ And they said, ‘Okay, some moms do that. We are not here to judge, we are writing down your information.’”

A rep for Evans did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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“And after I had Ensley they said CPS will just come by to do a [wellness] check since you tested positive,” Evans

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