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Teacher in Nashville area charged with prescription drug distribution

June 20th, 2014 10:23 am by Staff Report

Teacher in Nashville area charged with prescription drug distribution

Shannon Gannon

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested and charged a Cannon County High School teacher accused of illegally purchasing and distributing prescription drugs.

In recent weeks, TBI agents, along with investigators from the Cannon County Sheriff’s Office, began investigating Shannon Gannon. During the course of the investigation, agents developed information revealing Gannon allegedly was buying and distributing prescription narcotics. Whether any of the transactions happened at the school or involved students remains part of the open TBI investigation.

On Thursday evening, agents arrested Gannon without incident and charged him with Conspiracy to Deliver Schedule II Prescription Narcotics. The 41-year-old was being held in the Cannon County Jail on $5,000 bond.

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