Drug trafficking, overdose deaths on the rise in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Drugs are being trafficked through the Nashville International Airport. Just this week, police arrested two people after catching them with drugs.

One man had eight grams of meth in his luggage. Another had 11 pounds of fentanyl, enough to kill more than 2 million people.

Both the number of overdose deaths in Middle Tennessee and the number of drugs being trafficked into Tennessee are on the rise.

“I think it’s gotten worse because if we watch, just track the number of overdoses that we have, it continues to climb. They’re not going down at all, they’re going up,” said Capt. Clay Anderson, of the Humphreys County Criminal Investigation Division.

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