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At Least 5 Drug Arrests Monday Focused On Fentanyl

In an effort to combat fentanyl overdoses across the county, the Putnam County Sheriffs Office served at least five arrest warrants Monday. Charges include the Manufacture, Sell, and Delivery of Methamphetamine as well as other drugs. The Sheriff’s Office Drug Division led the work Monday, which will continue over the next several days. “Because of the numerous deaths associated with ... Read More »

Putnam Jail Escapee Recaptured Friday Night

An escapee from the Putnam County Jail apprehended Friday night after walking through an unlocked door. Jack Janes is a convicted Felon and Sex Offender. He now faces additional charges of Escape. At least two individuals have been charges in connection with assisting Janes in his escape. “Anytime an inmate escapes, we obviously have made a mistake in order for ... Read More »

Putnam Sherriff Says Exercise Caution When Getting Back On The Roads

After two days with limited traffic, roads are expected to be busier Wednesday as people dig out from the snow. Putnam County Sherriff Eddie Farris said the key is to exercise caution. After the sunshine’s radiational heating melted some snow Tuesday, Farris said the roads will freeze again overnight. Conditions Wednesday morning will be hazardous. He said people need to ... Read More »

Another Phone Scam: Active Warrant Calls In Putnam

Another Sheriffs Department scam in the Upper Cumberland, this time with a caller impersonating a Putnam County deputy. Calls began Thursday. The individual will call, claiming to be Deputy Rowe of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department, concerned about an active warrant against you. Sheriff Eddie Farris said the caller might request money. “The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office will never contact ... Read More »

Recent Bust, Growing Popularity; Sheriff Concerned About THC Vape Pens

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has concerns about the increased popularity of TCH-infused vape pens. The department’s Drug Task Force Division participated in a raid Friday where an assortment of the cartridges used in these pens were seized. Sheriff Eddie Farris said he suspects the cartridges would have been distributed to minors. Farris said high school SROs have been on ... Read More »

Putnam Sees Influx Of Formerly Retired Officers Back On The Job

Putnam County Sheriff’s Department seeing success filling many of its new Justice Center positions, many being filled by retired officers moving to the area. Putnam Sheriff Eddie Farris said many of the retired officers moved to Putnam County before finding out about the vacant positions. After enjoying settling here, Farris said many saw the need for law enforcement and decided ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Department Makes Over A Dozen Arrests In Western Putnam Operation

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department has made over a dozen arrests this week as part of the closing stages of “Operation Omega.” The Sheriffs Department conducted the year-long drug investigation in the western part of the county near the Jackson County border. Sheriff Eddie Farris said numerous tips from residents in that area led to the focus. “We’ve had a ... Read More »

New Grant Opportunity To Fund Security Upgrades At Putnam Justice Center

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department applying for a grant to help improve security at the Justice Center. Sheriff Eddie Farris said that the projects would benefit officers, state workers, and the public. Farris said that one of the things the county has on its docket is installing kevlar panels for the existing court clerk benches. Farris said they are also ... Read More »

Three Putnam Inmates Transported To Hospital For Overdoses

Three inmates overdosed at the Putnam County Jail Monday morning, the second time in a month. Sheriff Eddie Farris said they have reason to believe it was from fentanyl brought in by an inmate booked around 12:30 this morning. Farris said the inmate was able to bring the narcotics in undetected. “The drugs are being placed up in the body ... Read More »

New Emergency Radio System Upgrades Will Help Improve Communication

Putnam County Sheriff’s Department expects about another year until its new emergency radio communications system will be complete. Sheriff Eddie Farris said Putnam County will have five sites for the transmitter locations. He said three sites are already in good shape, one site needs upgrades, and the state will find and purchase land for the final site. Farris said the ... Read More »