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The group most likely to be prescribed — and addicted to — opioids

They are mothers, wives, daughters and sisters. They are accountants, professors, researchers, firefighters and more. Perhaps most surprising of all is that this group of people is most likely to be prescribed opioids when they go to an emergency room or when they leave a hospital after surgery. Who are these people? According to a recent study, they are middle-aged women.

Former Memphis Grizzlies star facing reduced drug charge

He's a King now, but for years Zach Randolph ruled the basketball court in Memphis. The Sacramento Kings power forward was arrested last month on a felony drug charge of possessing marijuana with intent to sell. However, after talking matters over with Randolph's criminal defense attorney, Los Angeles prosecutors recently reduced the charge to misdemeanor marijuana possession.

No conviction, no charge: police still seize property

It is hard to believe that it happens in America, but it does. It even happens right here in Shelby County: law enforcement officials seize property from people who have not been convicted of any crime. In fact, sometimes they have not even been charged with a crime.

Tennessee man faces 16 charges after high-speed chase

You don't need to spend 10-plus hours in a jet to get from Memphis to Paris, France. Instead, you can drive northeast on the interstate for a couple of hours and arrive in Paris, Tennessee. The seat of Henry County recently had a grand jury indict a man on 16 criminal charges ranging from alleged drug crimes to a slew of traffic violations.

Memphis TV station highlights injustice in drug arrest

Memphis Channel 13's news reports that a man who was pulled over in March thought he might be facing a traffic ticket for driving without headlights. But the routine traffic stop began to turn into a legal nightmare almost immediately. The man wound up spending months in jail for an alleged drug crime that involved nothing more than drywall residue.

Police: Tennessee man's DNA led to Memphis burglary arrest

According to law enforcement officials, DNA evidence recovered at the scene of a convenience store burglary in early 2016 has resulted in an arrest of a Tennessee man in June of 2017. The Alabama store is about 150 miles east of Memphis on Highway 20 in Florence.

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