Despite shifting attitudes and laws across the country, marijuana is still illegal in Tennessee and at the federal level. This means that anyone accused of having, using or selling marijuana can face arrest and conviction.
Imagine a teenager is convicted of a drug crime in Tennessee. It's his first offense, and the teen completes all the terms of the sentence. He hopes to focus on the future, which had always included going to college.
Seeing the red and blue flashing lights of a police car in your rear view mirror can be enough to make any driver nervous. If you happen to have any drugs or drug paraphernalia in your car, then you can be especially uneasy about how the traffic stop will end.
Everyone arrested in Davidson County is taken to the Hill Detention Center, next to the offices of the Nashville Sheriff on Second Avenue North. HDC can hold up to 356 pre-trial men facing a wide variety of criminal charges. Women are booked there and then transferred to Metro Detention.