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Raid on alleged NE Tennessee cattle rustler yields drugs, missing cows

Jeff Bobo, NET News Service • Dec 12, 2013 at 10:24 AM

ROGERSVILLE — Following a three-week investigation the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office nabbed an accused cattle rustler Tuesday during a raid which also allegedly yielded evidence of a drug trafficking operation.

Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Detective David Lafollette told the Times-News Wednesday that beef prices are high, and as a result cattle theft is on the rise.

One thing owners can do to help investigators solve these crimes is get back to the old-fashioned method of iron branding cattle for identification purposes.

More on the case can be found at TimesNews.net.

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