Savannah police add to arsenal for combating drug crimes

May 15– The Savannah Police Department is devoting additional resources to combating drug crimes, police Chief Michael Pitts announced today.

The department rejoined the 24th Judicial District Drug Task Force as a sponsoring agency on May 9, a day after reactivating the city's narcotics division which had been dormant for “several years,” according to a news release.

Pitts said he assigned a full-time investigator to the division to combat the sale, delivery, and manufacture of illegal narcotics in Savannah.

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Wrong-way driver collides with motorcycle on U.S. 64

May 10-- A 39-year-old Brentwood, Tennessee man was seriously injured when his motorcycle collided with a vehicle going the wrong way on a divided four-lane highway about four miles east of Savannah, authorities said.

The driver of the 1979 Honda motorcycle, Aaron P. Fogg, was transported by ambulance to Hardin Medical Center following the crash around noon today. It was expected he would be airlifted to another hospital for further treatment.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Fogg was westbound on U.S. 64 and collided with a 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck operated by Joannie L. Weirich, 61, of Savannah. 

The pickup was traveling east in the westbound lane when impact with the motorcycle was made, the THP said.

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TBI releases list of arrestees in Friday's saturation operation

MAY 4– The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released a list of individuals who were arrested in a multi-agency saturation operation that included local police and sheriff’s deputies in Hardin County and Savannah that resulted in numerous arrests.

Charges ranged from drugs and weapons charges to outstanding warrants and probation violation.

See the May 4 print edition of The Courier for complete coverage.

Those arrested include:

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