explores the work of law enforcement agencies in Sullivan County, TN and Ashe County, NC, headed up by Sheriff Wayne Anderson and Sheriff James Williams, respectively. These sheriffs share a philosophy best described as “Andy Griffith in the 21st century,” and are tasked with protecting these unique, close-knit communities, which often requires a mix of action and compassion. And if a peaceful solution proves impossible, both agencies are ready with SWAT teams to handle the most violent situations. (Source:
National Geographic Channel)
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In Sullivan County, Tennessee, and Ashe County, North Carolina, justice is served up Southern style. In these county correctional facilities, many of the inmates are regulars. This includes Johnny Grubb, Don Nixon and Savannah Ramey, who are all on a mission to get clean and make this their last time behind bars. Within these walls, good behavior is rewarded with increased freedoms. Johnny and Don are determined to stay out of trouble and earn trustee status.
Sullivan County, Tenn., is being terrorized by the designer drug known as bath salts. The drug has a laundry list of side effects, most notably paranoia and extreme aggression, making users unpredictable and dangerous. Sheriff's deputies and detectives are on the hunt for a man who allegedly assaulted his girlfriend and father under the influence of the drugs, and his erratic behavior makes for a difficult arrest.