FOIA - Rutherford County Sheriff - Operation Candy Crush

J Ader filed this request with the Rutherford County Sheriff of Rutherford County, TN.
Est. Completion None
Fix Required


From: Carlton Purvis

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Tennessee Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All documents, reports, and emails pertaining to "Operation Candy Crush".

For assistance in turning over responsive records, here is a brief explanation of the operation from a local news source:

"Two weeks ago, authorities in Rutherford County carried out “Operation Candy Crush,” which led to the padlocking of 23 stores. In all, 21 people were indicted for selling gummy candies allegedly containing a marijuana derivative.

Samples were bought undercover and then sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for further analysis. " [ ]

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Tennessee, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.


Carlton Purvis

From: Rutherford County Sheriff

Dear Mr. Purvis,

Attached is the records request response.

Sonya Stephenson

Your message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments:

Purvis, Carlton - ORR - 22Mar19

Note: To protect against computer viruses, e-mail programs may prevent sending or receiving certain types of file attachments. Check your e-mail security settings to determine how attachments are handled.
This message w/attachments (message) is intended solely for the use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain information that is privileged, confidential or proprietary. If you are not an intended recipient, please notify the sender, and then please delete and destroy all copies and attachments. Please be advised that any review or dissemination of, or the taking of any action in reliance on, the information contained in or attached to this message is prohibited.

From: Muckrock Staff


Attached is a copy of the requester's ID as proof of residency. The requester is using MuckRock's services to manage and track the request. Can it please be reconsidered?

Thank you for your help!

(attachment removed after submission)

From: Rutherford County Sheriff

Good afternoon,

Until proof of Tennessee residency is provided I will not process the request.
Sent from my iPhone