The Walton County Sheriff’s Office was contacted yesterday (Wednesday, June 26) by a Homeland Security Officer who advised he was in Walton County on vacation with his family and recognized a wanted person by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Max Terhune, 29, of Memphis, TN, was taken into custody late yesterday morning. Terhune was arrested without incident and transported to the Walton County Jail. Upon arrest, Terhune was found to be in possession of synthetic drugs.
Along with many others, Terhune was under indictment by the US Attorney’s Office, Western District of Tennessee. Coincidentally, a press conference was held yesterday in West Tennessee regarding a synthetic drug sweep of individuals and businesses called “Project Synergy”, a DEA initiative. Terhune was part of a multi-count federal indictment.