Tennessee firefighters exposed to fentanyl; Corinth paramedics provided emergency aid

JACKSON, Tenn. (WTVA) – For two Tennessee firefighters, paramedics from Corinth were in the right place at the right time on Sept. 2. They saved the lives of two Jackson firefighters who needed emergency help after being exposed to fentanyl. WTVA reporter Bronson Woodruff spoke with the paramedics and other officials about the scary situation. Watch the full story on …

3 Men Indicted For Allegedly Shipping Kilos Of Fentanyl-Oxy Pills To The South

SANTA ROSA (BCN) Three Santa Rosa men were arrested Wednesday and charged with conspiring to ship fentanyl-laced Oxycodone to cities in Tennessee, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Nashville announced. Matthew Cox, 26, Marcus Johnson, 24, and Ricardo Molinero-Alcarez, 27, were arraigned in federal court in the Northern District of California for conspiring to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute …

Tennessee AG urges Biden to classify fentanyl as ‘weapon of mass destruction’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – New Tennessee Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti has joined a multi-state effort to urge President Joe Biden to classify fentanyl as a “weapon of mass destruction.” Skrmetti has joined a group of 18 state attorneys general to demand Biden take “decisive action” in response to a record spike in fentanyl-related overdose deaths, a media release said. “Fentanyl …

America’s fentanyl problem a growing threat for teens

America’s epidemic of overdose deaths tied to fentanyl is posing a growing threat to teens — and as they return to school, officials warn they may more frequently encounter the drug disguised in unexpected forms. Driving the news: A teenage girl died and three others were hospitalized this week after overdosing at their Hollywood high school from what they thought were …

3 charged after allegedly shipping fentanyl-laced drugs to Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Three California men were arrested in California Wednesday and charged with conspiring to ship fentanyl-laced drugs to Middle Tennessee and other states. The Department of Justice says Matthew Cox, 26, Marcus Johnson, 24, and Ricardo Malinero-Alcarez, 27, were arraigned in California Thursday and will be taken to Middle Tennessee in the near future. Felony Lane Gang …

State mental health department issues new guidance on fentanyl

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) and the Department of Health issued new guidance and information about fentanyl and what to do in case of potential exposure. Recent media reports have highlighted stories of exposure to a white powdery substance assumed to be fentanyl and the wide variety of adverse medical reactions that followed. While …

Candy colored fentanyl reported in Maine, part of national trend

At least two police departments in Maine have recovered candy colored fentanyl and methamphetamine, part of a national trend of making the deadly drugs more appealing to a younger generation of users. Police in Bangor and Farmington reported the seizures to Maine’s Information and Analysis Center, an intelligence gathering service that shares information between the state and federal government, Maine …