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The government stepped in after two Tennessee brothers were accused of attempting to sell 17,000 bottles of hand sanitizer for $70 each during the coronavirus outbreak.

Matt and Noah Colvin thought they would make a killing when they attempted to sell 17,000 bottles for $70 each on Amazon.com. But Amazon blocked the sale, and the brothers were stuck with 17,000 bottles that they couldn't unload.

The Colvin brothers bragged that they were making "crazy money" online. They told reporters they drove 1,000 miles all over Kentucky and Tennessee buying bottles of hand sanitizer and other anti-viral products to take advantage of the pandemic.

The government asses stiff fines and jail time to lawbreakers who enrich themselves through price gouging during shortages.

After the government stepped in and opened an investigation into price gouging, the brothers quickly donated the 17,000 bottles.

CrimeOnline.com went to the brothers' storage unit and observed the Tennessee state's attorney's office carting off the bottles and supplies. The AG's office made multiple trips to the storage unit to haul most of the bottles off.

According to NBC3, the brothers donated the remaining bottles to a local church.

Samantha Fisher of the Tennessee Attorney General's office said the brothers still face a hefty fine for price gouging. The fine might wipe out their "crazy" earnings.

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Before visiting the CDC in Atlanta on Friday, President Trump toured the devastation and destruction caused by a tornado in Tennessee. A loyal reader emailed Sandrarose.com to say Trump toured a neighborhood in Cookeville, Tennessee where 24 people died and many lost their homes.

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Trump offered comfort and condolences to families who lost everything. "We love them, they're special people," he said. The president declared a state of emergency and promised disaster aid to help the residents rebuild their shattered neighborhood. Read the email below.

Hello,
First, I would like to say that I am a loyal reader. Second, after reading the Trump post I had to come in and say the President was also in Tennessee yesterday declaring it a state of emergency. We had tornadoes that landed in parts of Nashville and surrounding areas and killed people. Thousands of people are without homes and electricity days after the storm. I don't specifically know the schedule for the president and the recent virus is completely serious but I'm sure he was assessing the grounds in Tennessee yesterday.

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