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 …

New Jersey boy, 12, dies of fentanyl overdose after cleaning uncle’s drug paraphernalia, prosecutors say

A New Jersey man has been arrested, accused of causing his 12-year-old nephew’s overdose death by forcing him to clean up drug paraphernalia that contained fentanyl.  Troy Nokes, 35, was hit with a slew of charges Monday, including first-degree aggravated manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child, in connection with the death of his nephew, the Camden County Prosecutor’s …

Hartford Residents Suspected of Trafficking Massive Amounts of Fentanyl: Officials

Two Hartford residents are accused of trafficking a massive amount of fentanyl and officials said they also found thousands of fentanyl pills disguised as oxycodone pills during the investigation. A federal grand jury in New Haven returned an eight-count indictment charging Erasmo Rosario-Hernandez, also known as “Wally Rosario,” 38; and Wily Arias De La Cruz, 38, who are both citizens …

Davidson County’s drug overdose crisis persists, experts tell Metro Council

The drug overdose crisis in Davidson County continues to escalate, experts say, and members of the Metro Council’s Public Health and Safety Committee are seeking ways to curb the death toll.  On Thursday evening at Nashville’s Historic Metro Courthouse, three experts on the front lines of the fight against drug overdose deaths presented to the committee, including Mary Linden Salter, executive director of …