Main 3 (Day 1)

Tommy Farmer

The Epidemics of Addiction: Meth Labs and Prescription Drug Impact on Tennessee

Tommy Farmer is employed by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and is the State Director of the Tennessee Meth & Pharmaceutical Task Force. He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and has over 24 years of law enforcement experience of which 16 is in the field of drug enforcement. Tommy has received extensive specialized training and certifications from various accredited federal, state, local and private training programs such as DEA, FBI, Department of Justice, Homeland Security, TBI, etc., in the areas of advanced investigation, drug enforcement, chemical and pharmaceutical diversion, clandestine laboratory, special weapons and tactics.

Over the years, Tommy has successfully worked numerous state and federal complex conspiracy investigations with national recognition and has shared his knowledge and experience through presentations to thousands of law enforcement, first responders, prosecutors, government and business leaders, children and citizens. He has been a major participant in the Meth Task Force since its inception in 1999 and through the phenomenal growth to become the State-wide Meth & Pharmaceutical Task Force. He served as an advisor to the Tennessee Governors Methamphetamine Drug Task Force responsible for the Meth-Free Tennessee Act of 2005; is a Board Member for the National Meth & Pharmaceuticals Initiative as part of the White House Office of Drug Control Policy; and is an Advisory Board Member for the National Alliance of Model
State Drug Laws Precursor Tracking Initiative.

Tommy is a member of the National Narcotic Officers’ Association; Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association; Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police; Tennessee Narcotic Officers’ Association; Tennessee Gang Investigators Association; and the Fraternal Order of Police.