Southern Justice

About the show

Follow police as they uphold the law in the backwoods of the southern states. An insight at the work of law enforcement agencies in Sullivan County, TN and Ashe County, NC.


Upcoming episodes

May 26th

Blue Ridge Bloodshed

Sullivan County, Tenn., known as the birthplace of country music, and Ashe County, NC are two counties located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Appalachia.Ê With a combined population of fewer than 200,000, both small counties have their local charm, but also their share of hardships. Methamphetamine and prescription drug addiction account for a large portion of local crime. In order to keep the peace, local law enforcement takes a Òtough loveÓ approach to their work. In the premiere episode, their officers talk a suicidal man out of harming himself, stake out a man facing two attempted murder charges and follow up on a charge of domestic abuse that left a woman hospitalized after she was badly beaten.Ê
Jun 2nd

Bath Salts & Battery

Sullivan County, Tennessee is being terrorized by the designer drug known as Òbath salts.Ó The drug has a laundry list of side effects, most notably paranoia and extreme aggression, making users unpredictable and dangerous. Sheriff 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. Later, itÕs winter in beautiful Ashe County, North Carolina, which means most large vacation homes are empty and robberies are rampant. The abuse of alcohol in the town creates for even more tumultuous predicaments. Deputies rescue a woman who has allegedly been beaten by her alcoholic boyfriend and agrees to appear in court to seal his legal fate.
Jun 9th

Hillbilly Heroin

Sullivan County, Tennessee deputies and detectives investigate the robbery of three pharmacies in the area É one just a half mile from the SheriffÕs station. The thief gets away with tablets of prescription pain-killers including OxyContin, nicknamed Òhillbilly heroin.Ó In Ashe County, North Carolina, deputies defuse a domestic incident when a man becomes belligerent with authorities after allegedly drinking mouthwash containing alcohol.
Jun 16th

Meth in the Mountains

Witness the raid of a suspected residential meth lab with Sullivan County, Tennessee deputies and the narcotics team. With about 50 meth labs busted in Sullivan County each year, deputies can't be too careful around the cocktail of combustible chemicals used to make the drug. Just across the border, in Washington County, Deputy Shull is responding to a hold-up at an adult novelty store. As the nearest officer to the scene, he's been called across county lines. Then, it's fugitive apprehension day in Sullivan County! Deputies devote one day a month to finding and arresting Sullivan County's most wanted.
Jun 23rd

Mountain Manhunt

Sullivan County, Tenn. deputies and detectives conduct a non-stop manhunt after a man in his twenties is accused of raping a woman in her seventies. Accused of other crimes, including kidnapping and burglary, the man is finally caught in a forest, but appears to be unconscious. In Ashe County, NC, a depressed economy and lack of jobs has only added to the problem of alcoholism. When a fight breaks out in a bar, Deputy Josh ÒHoppyÓ Hopkins finds himself caught in the middle, trying to figure out who threw the first punch and why.
Jun 30th

Appalachian Lock-Up

Southern Justice takes a look at life behind bars in the jails of Sullivan County, TN and Ashe County, NC. Inmates work, play and survive in their home away from home. Follow Johnny, Don and Savannah as they strive to not just serve their time, but to clean themselves up and get out for good