Local agents and prosecutors complete training

By D. Michael Dunavant

District Attorney General

Members of the 25th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and the 25th Judicial District Drug Task Force attended training last week in Nashville, where former Tennessee Attorney General Paul G. Summers was a keynote speaker.

Prosecutors and agents participated in intensive training in new trends and techniques in successful drug investigations and prosecution, and were also instructed on best practices and administrative policies and procedures in operating and administering a Drug Task Force operation.

Agents and prosecutors learned and discussed successful strategies in aggressively interdicting and responding to all types of illegal narcotics activity, including cases dealing with methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, prescription drug abuse and new forms of synthetic drugs.

Summers, a native of Fayette County, served as the Attorney General and Reporter of the State of Tennessee from 1999-2006, and previously served as a Judge on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals from 1990-1999, and as the District Attorney General for the 25th Judicial District from 1982 to 1990. General Summers established and founded the 25th Judicial District Drug Task Force in Fayette County in 1989.