83 Suspects Arrested In Wilson County Drug Bust

83 Suspects Arrested In Wilson County Drug Bust

CREATED Mar 14, 2014

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. – More than 80 suspects were arrested Friday in a drug bust in Wilson County.

Officials with the Wilson County Sheriff's Office said 83 people are now facing 154 drug related charges. Among the drugs confiscated in the bust are meth, cocaine, marijuana, heroin and prescription medication.

Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan said one alarming trend separated this drug roundup from other ones.

"Seeing a lot of new faces -- usually see the same ones, younger faces that we're seeing (now)," he said.

Bryan said addiction is taking hold to younger people earlier in life and the drugs of choice are meth and prescription pills.

"The meth and the pills really affecting the younger generations and concerns me," he said.

Sheriff Bryan said he supports Governor Bill Haslam's anti-meth proposal, which is advancing in the Tennessee Senate. It places greater restrictions on how many cold and allergy medicines containing meth making ingredients can be purchased without a prescription.

In addition to the 83 drug arrests, officials said another 12 people were charged with TennCare Fraud.