Tennessee Drug Offender Registry Database
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FAQ about Tennessee Drug Offender Registry Database
Is there a drug offender registry in Tennessee?
Therefore, this information should be regarded as a resource suggesting the need for further inquiry. The Drug Offender Registry was originally titled the “Methamphetamine Registry” when created in 2005 by the Tennessee General Assembly and contained information concerning persons convicted of certain methamphetamine-related crimes.
What is the drug offender registry?
Starting July 1, 2014, the former "Methamphetamine Registry" will be known as the "Drug Offender Registry" and those convicted of qualifying offenses will be required to remain on the registry for ten (10) years, rather than the seven (7) year period as set out under former law. The offenses which must be registered beginning July 1, 2014 are:
What does the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation do for drug cases?
The TBI’s Drug Investigation Division (DID) was created in 1998 and is responsible for investigating and assisting in the prosecution of crimes involving controlled substances, narcotics, and other illegal drugs. In order to complete its mission, the division has original jurisdiction in opening cases involving illegal drugs.
How long do you stay on the drug offender registry?
In 2014, the “Methamphetamine Registry” was expanded into the “Drug Offender Registry” and qualifying convictions were increased to include most drug offenses. Also in 2014, the length of time an offender remained on the Registry was expanded from seven years to 10 years.