Pubdate: Tue, 24 Aug 2004
Source: Manchester Times (TN)
Copyright: Manchester Times 2004
Author: Wayne Thomas


Those who are arrested and placed in the Franklin County Jail on 
methamphetamine and crack cocaine charges will now see higher bonds imposed.

In making the announcement Friday, Franklin County General Sessions Judge 
Tom Faris stated that he had raised the bond for first time offenders from 
$7,500. "What these drug are doing to our county is horrible," Judge Faris 
explained. He added that a spot check was made of surrounding counties by 
Lt. Scottie McKay of the Franklin County Sheriff's Dept. to determine what 
their bonds were for people arrested on meth related charges. The 
Corrections Officer reported to Faris that the bonds in Lincoln County were 
$25,000, Bedford County $25,000, Coffee County $25,000, Marion County 
$25,000 and Grundy County $7,500..

The new bonds will be $25,000 for those charged with manufacturing 
methamphetamines, as well as, felonious possession of methamphetamines. 
Those who are charged with attempting manufacturing methamphetamines will 
be $15,000. The new bond fees went into effect Friday.
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