Several years ago the Tennessee State Legislature enacted the Drug Free School Zone Act. The purpose was to prevent drug trafficking at or near our schools. I agree wholeheartedly that schools should be a place of learning and not a breeding ground for drug sales to children. However, the police and the District Attorneys Office uses the school zone act as a hammer in the war on drugs. Now, driving though a school zone triggers the enhanced punishment portion of the drug free school zone act. A school zone drug charge increases the punishment and makes the service of the sentence at 100 % to serve. Watch the video to see how just driving down Charlotte Avenue in Nashville, Tennessee can impact a case.