Lawmakers eye stricter oversight of drug task forces

photo Mike Bell

photo Rep. Eric Watson, R-Cleveland

photo Vance Dennis


For today, see Drug agents brought in millionsOther articles in this series:Sunday:Records show history of impropriety in 10th Judicial DistrictA litany of casesTruth, rights suffer in 10th District, defense attorneysMondaySome are held to account, but many go free, case files showMost officers in trouble weren't charged despite evidenceTuesdayFired officers seek justiceGrand jurors claim improper influence in McMinn caseWednesday$100,000 for travel tops DTF spendingSome DA practices run afoul of state rulesThursdayPharmacist says traffic stop was drug task force retaliationQuestions swirled around drug chiefFridayDrug agents brought in millions

Two area state lawmakers working to put the reins on Tennessee's judicial drug task forces say this week's Times Free Press series about the 10th Judicial District adds impetus to the effort.