Topix Post Gets Overton Resident Into Hot Water

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EDITOR’S NOTE:  The following article being reprinted with permission from the Livingston Enterprise.

By BRITTANY STOVALL

staff writer

What you post about other people on the website Topix may not be so anonymous after all, is what an Overton County resident recently discovered.

Law enforcement authorities searched a Monroe home on March 6 with a warrant after a two-week investigation was carried out because of a Topix forum post that was traced back to the residence.

“I guess I am in a lot of trouble now,” is what the resident said to authorities when they came to search, stated a recent press release through the 15th Judicial District Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, which covers Jackson, Macon, Smith, Trousdale and Wilson Counties. Full story available in the Fentress Courier this week.