Medical experts issue warning about fentanyl overdoses

Medical experts are sounding a new warning over the growing number of fentanyl overdoses in Nashville. A Nashville emergency room physician wanted to get the word out about the number of overdoses her hospital has experienced over the last few days. During one of Dr. Katrina Green’s night shifts at a Nashville hospital, she said she had four patients who …

Metro Public Health Department reports increased drug overdoses in downtown Nashville

Drug overdoses involving fentanyl are on the rise in Music City. According to the Metro Nashville Public Health Department, many cases have been reported in downtown Nashville. The health department is calling on individuals and business owners to start carrying medications to save lives, like Narcan. The department reports many times people think they are taking a specific drug, but …

3 arrested for selling fentanyl-laced cocaine in downtown Nashville

An undercover narcotics operation in the downtown Nashville area Friday night led to the arrests of three men involved in the sale of cocaine laced with fentanyl. Metro Nashville police said the investigation led by Specialized Investigations Division detectives led to the arrested of Khalil D. Smith, 26, Nesean Thompson, 22, and Michael E. Terry, 26. Police added that Smith …

Officials warn of ‘purple fentanyl’ being trafficked between Kentucky and Tennessee

Several people were recently indicted for trafficking, importing or selling “purple fentanyl” in Kentucky and Tennessee, officials announced. The purple substance is a combination of fentanyl and methamphetamine, a news release from the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force said. Dealers have used Interstate 65 and “backroads” between Nashville and Kentucky to transport it, including parts of Sumner and Robertson counties in Tennessee.  One …

10 Chattanoogans Charged By Federal Authorities With Dealing In Fentanyl, Meth

A federal grand jury in Chattanooga has returned a four-count indictment against 10 individuals who are charged in dealing in meth and Fentanyl. They are Marquis Rollins, also known as “Quez” and as “Q”; Emanuel Rollins, also known as “E Man”; Malik Young, Keunte Suttles, also known as “Kay Kay Watts”; Michael Garrick, Brandon Rakestraw, also known as “Lil Buddha”; …

24 arrested in Middle Tennessee during undercover operation, heroin, fentanyl seized

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and other law enforcement agencies have arrested 24 people on drug-related charges. The TBI reports the arrests are part of an operation dating back to early 2021 in which undercover officers conducted drug purchases in Grundy County. A grand jury heard the case on March 14 which resulted in the indictment of 24 persons. Thanks …

Greenbrier police charge 2 men with 2nd-degree murder in drug overdose

GREENBRIER, Tenn. (WKRN) — A small-town police department is making some big noise when it comes to indicting alleged dealers who sell drugs that kill. More than 600 days after a Greenbrier man overdosed, detectives charged two men with his death. On June 27, 2020, Dustin Hinkle died from a drug overdose. Police say the 35-year-old thought he was snorting …

Horton Gets 10 Years In Federal Prison For Involvement In Large Conspiracy To Distribute Deadly Fentanyl Pills

A man authorities said was involved in a large conspiracy to distribute deadly fentanyl pills in the Chattanooga area has been sentenced to serve 10 years in federal prison. Jonathan “Yella Boi” Horton appeared before Judge Curtis Collier. Prosecutors said in 2020, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Chattanooga Police Department and other law enforcement agencies …