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Drug Manufacturing Charges Filed after Search Warrant Executed in Murfreesboro
Drug Manufacturing Charges Filed after Search Warrant Executed in Murfreesboro

22-Year-old Andre M. Griesinger of Lascassas Pike has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police on multiple charges of manufacturing or selling illegal drugs.

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Search warrant served at Murfreesboro Home - Drugs Seized
Search warrant served at Murfreesboro Home - Drugs Seized

A bag of what was believed to be cocaine was found along with marijuana and multiple drug paraphernalia items during the recent execution of a search warrant in Murfreesboro.

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Fentanyl Located in Murfreesboro Hotel Room - Trio Arrested
Fentanyl Located in Murfreesboro Hotel Room - Trio Arrested

...Officers later field tested the drugs and quickly discovered what they seized was not heroin at all... it was Fentanyl.

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Duo Face Drug Charges After Stopped for Stolen Vehicle
Duo Face Drug Charges After Stopped for Stolen Vehicle

Two Murfreesboro women are behind bars after being stopped by local police in an alleged stolen vehicle.

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Arrest After Alleged Drug Manufacturing in Local Motel
Arrest After Alleged Drug Manufacturing in Local Motel

A 30-year old Murfreesboro man has been arrested by local police after receiving an anonymous call saying drugs were being manufactured and sold out of the Regal Inn on South Church Street.

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Former Jailer at the Bedford County Jail Sentenced after bringing Drugs into the Facility
Former Jailer at the Bedford County Jail Sentenced after bringing Drugs into the Facility

A former jailer at the Bedford County Jail, 29 year-old Drew Anthony Greer of Wartrace was in court last week. Greer worked out an agreement with the district attorney's office after he was indicted in February allegedly for bringing contraband, including drugs, into the county jail...

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Man who overdosed in Murfreesboro to face drug charges
Man who overdosed in Murfreesboro to face drug charges

What was labeled as an "Unintentional Drug Overdose" in Murfreesboro has led to warrants being filed for the alleged sale or distribution of narcotics.

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Drug Investigation Leads to Seizure of More than 35,600 Pills
Drug Investigation Leads to Seizure of More than 35,600 Pills

A drug seizure made in Nashville will likely have an impact on neighboring communities as well.

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Drug Charges after Murfreesboro Traffic Stop
Drug Charges after Murfreesboro Traffic Stop

A man stopped for a traffic violation in Murfreesboro now faces three drug related charges and a charge for driving on a revoked license.

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Rep. Terry Tackles Transparency and Drug Pricing
Rep. Terry Tackles Transparency and Drug Pricing

With prescription drug prices and health care costs on the rise, Rep. Bryan Terry, MD(R-Murfreesboro) tackled the problem head on during the 110th General Assembly with various measures aimed at transparency and pro-rating copayments.

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Multiple baggies of cocaine recovered when search warrant executed
Multiple baggies of cocaine recovered when search warrant executed

Inside the apartment, officers say they found multiple baggies of cocaine on the living room table, 282 Xanax pills and Mirtazpine pills.

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Guns & Drugs Found in Oakland Students Vehicle
Guns & Drugs Found in Oakland Students Vehicle

A check of student parking permits at Oakland High School turns up drugs and guns in a student's vehicle.

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FRESH Crack Cocaine Seized in Murfreesboro Traffic Stop
FRESH Crack Cocaine Seized in Murfreesboro Traffic Stop

A Murfreesboro Police Report shows that officers recovered, "11 grams of fresh crack cocaine (large lumps as if it was just broken off from a main brick and handled very little)," during a traffic stop.

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Positive turnaround after prison time for Murfreesboro man
Positive turnaround after prison time for Murfreesboro man

A Murfreesboro man by the name of Dustin Keith Brown will be facing the courts on Friday in Rutherford County. However, he will be in court for a more positive reason.

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Heroin overdose on Stoney Meadow Drive in Murfreesboro
Heroin overdose on Stoney Meadow Drive in Murfreesboro

On Sunday, police and paramedics responded to a home on Stoney Meadow Drive in Murfreesboro for an unintentional drug overdose.

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VA Becomes First Hospital System to Release Opioid Prescribing Rates
VA Becomes First Hospital System to Release Opioid Prescribing Rates

The disclosure is part of VA's promise of transparency to Veterans and the American people, and builds on VA's strong record of transparency disclosures -- including on wait times...

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Tennessee Dept of Health Finds Some Overdose Deaths Associated with Buprenorphine
Tennessee Dept of Health Finds Some Overdose Deaths Associated with Buprenorphine

The TN Dept of Health found a total of 67 deaths associated with buprenorphine in 2016.

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Daniel's Heroin after the accident
Daniel's Heroin after the accident

He has been clean from heroin for 11 months now, but currently lives on the streets. However, the most positive part about his story is the fact that he is indeed clean.

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Magnolia Drive Men Facing Drug Charges
Magnolia Drive Men Facing Drug Charges

Two men, ages 40 and 20, of Magnolia Drive, are facing various drug charges after a stop by Murfreesboro Police.

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Naked Man on LSD Arrested
Naked Man on LSD Arrested

A 20-year old man who admitted to taking LSD was arrested at The Southern on Lascassas Pike. Murfreesboro Police Officer Eric Nelson reports being called there just before 1am Saturday and seeing the suspect, nude, in the parking lot.

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Twin Oaks Drive Man Facing Drug & Handgun Charges
Twin Oaks Drive Man Facing Drug & Handgun Charges

A 31-year old Twin Oaks Drive man is facing several drug and handgun related charges after a traffic stop by Murfreesboro Police.

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Woodbury Man Arrested for 118 Xanex Pills & Molly
Woodbury Man Arrested for 118 Xanex Pills & Molly

A 20-year old Woodbury man was arrested for allegedly having 118 Xanex pills and molly.

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Nurse for the dying suggests that Rutherford County Courts abused their discretion in her sentencing
Nurse for the dying suggests that Rutherford County Courts abused their discretion in her sentencing

During the hearing Detective Krieb stated that the defendants actions amounted to a "Horrible misuse of the medical profession," and then suggested that she was caring for patients who were in great pain and were dying.

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Large drug bust, over 100,000 pills seized
Large drug bust, over 100,000 pills seized

Over 100,000 prescription pills, some of which were counterfeits and contained Fentanyl, were seized in the multiple month long case.

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Alleged Gang Member arrested for drugs in Murfreesboro
Alleged Gang Member arrested for drugs in Murfreesboro

The official police report shows that the man confirmed that he is a member of the 8-Trey Gangsta Crip gang.

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Ecstasy, Xanax, Molly Crystals and Weed located during local traffic stop
Ecstasy, Xanax, Molly Crystals and Weed located during local traffic stop

About 80 Xanax pills, 9 soft Ecstasy pills a Mason jar of marijuana, and 21.6 grams of Molly Crystals were recovered by Murfreesboro Police during a traffic stop...

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Murfreesboro man arrested for drugs, according to police - Over $4k in cash
Murfreesboro man arrested for drugs, according to police - Over $4k in cash

When police spoke to the suspect, it was revealed that he had a large bag of "Narcotics" in the rear of his pants. The police report stated, "A large bag wedged between his buttocks."

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Sycamore Circle Man Tries to Evade Officers; Faces Charges
Sycamore Circle Man Tries to Evade Officers; Faces Charges

A 41-year old Sycamore Circle man was finally taken into custody by two Murfreesboro Police detectives after a short chase.

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Suspected cocaine dealer arrested in Murfreesboro
Suspected cocaine dealer arrested in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police made a traffic stop on South Church Street that led to the arrest of a suspected drug dealer.

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Drug known as
Drug known as "Pink" Not meant for Humans causing Overdoses

A drug developed in the 1970s and never approved for human use by the FDA is emerging as a street-level drug now linked to multiple deadly overdoses across the country.

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Heroin continues to be a problem in Rutherford County
Heroin continues to be a problem in Rutherford County

The overdose occurred in a mobile home on Brinkley Avenue Tuesday morning.

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Woodbury Man / Smithville Woman Arrested at Aspen Heights Apartments
Woodbury Man / Smithville Woman Arrested at Aspen Heights Apartments

A 31-year old Woodbury man and a 24-year old Smithville woman were arrested after suspicious activity was reported at Aspen Heights Apartments.

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22 Year old breaks into his parents house, allegedly because of drugs
22 Year old breaks into his parents house, allegedly because of drugs

The young adult told police that he stole and later sold the items to purchase narcotics in nearby Anticoh.

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Heroin overdose in Murfreesboro reported Tuesday night
Heroin overdose in Murfreesboro reported Tuesday night

A 19-year old woman overdosed on heroin in Murfreesboro. The overdose was reported on Westgate Boulevard.

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Murfreesboro man shot in the back, Reported drug dealer arrested
Murfreesboro man shot in the back, Reported drug dealer arrested

The suspect allegedly shot the victim twice in the back during what was reported to be a robbery in Murfreesboro.

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Sulpher Springs Road Man Facing Multiple Charges after Car Crash
Sulpher Springs Road Man Facing Multiple Charges after Car Crash

A 38-year old Sulpher Springs Road man was arrested on multiple charges after Murfreesboro Police were called to the scene of a vehicle crash at Old Fort Parkway and North Thompson Lane.

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Deadly Epidemic of Substance Use Disorders Continues to Grow in TN
Deadly Epidemic of Substance Use Disorders Continues to Grow in TN

In 2015, the overdose death rate was 22 per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 14.7 per 100,000 people who died in motor vehicle accidents, as 970 Tennesseans died last year on the state's roadways.

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Drugged Driving a Growing Tennessee Concern
Drugged Driving a Growing Tennessee Concern

Drugged driving has overtaken drunken and distracted driving as a factor in Tennessee traffic fatalities.

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Another Drug Issue in Murfreesboro - This time Acid
Another Drug Issue in Murfreesboro - This time Acid

Taking acid can easily turn more bad than good. At least, that was the case for a 20-year old man in Murfreesboro.

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Local Woman Facing Drug Charges after DCS Takes Custody of Children
Local Woman Facing Drug Charges after DCS Takes Custody of Children

A South Church Street woman is in jail on various drug charges after police were called to a problem concerning DCS taking custody of two children.

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Woman allegedly overdoses on Opiates, Antidepressants and Marijuana in Murfreesboro
Woman allegedly overdoses on Opiates, Antidepressants and Marijuana in Murfreesboro

A 24 year old Manchester woman overdosed on drugs while her husband was inside the South Rutherford Blvd. Walmart store in Murfreesboro.

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Convicted Drug Dealer Sentenced to 60 Years for Selling Cocaine after 8th Felony Drug Charge
Convicted Drug Dealer Sentenced to 60 Years for Selling Cocaine after 8th Felony Drug Charge

James K. Woods, 35, of Lebanon, was sentenced on three charges of selling Schedule II narcotics (cocaine), two of those charges resulted in consecutive 20-year sentences with one concurrent 20-year sentence, he will serve up to 40 years in the penitentiary.

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Multiple drugs seized in an alleged Walmart Drug Sale
Multiple drugs seized in an alleged Walmart Drug Sale

While on the doll aisle of Walmart, the suspect was observed laying white items down on the shelf and then take a step back. Then a female walked over and raked the white items into her hand.

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Nashville Man Arrested on Several Felony Drug Charges
Nashville Man Arrested on Several Felony Drug Charges

Murfreesboro Police have arrested a 35-year old Nashville man on several felony drug charges.

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Opioid Abuse Kills More Tennesseans Than Car Accidents or Gunshots
Opioid Abuse Kills More Tennesseans Than Car Accidents or Gunshots

"Each year Opioid abuse is killing more Tennesseans than car accidents or gunshots do. More than 1,000 Tennesseans die from an opioid overdose or opioid abuse every year..."

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Guns & Drugs Found in Old Lascassas Pike Man's Home
Guns & Drugs Found in Old Lascassas Pike Man's Home

An 18-year old Old Lascassas Pike man is in jail after being arrested on drug charges and for having a gun while in possession of drugs.

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Possible Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro - Two Men Survive
Possible Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro - Two Men Survive

Police had to respond to the Jackson Motel on Broad Street for a report of a drug overdose. The call was in regards to two men who were unresponsive, according to a police report.

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Crack Cocaine recovered in Murfreesboro traffic stop
Crack Cocaine recovered in Murfreesboro traffic stop

A 43 year old S. Church Street man who was stopped by Murfreesboro Police for running a stop sign told officers they could search his car.

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Drugs in a Drug Free Zone and a Handgun
Drugs in a Drug Free Zone and a Handgun

He was within one thousand feet of a "Drug Free School Zone" when arrested by Murfreesboro Police on felony drug charges...

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Homeless Man Swallows Drugs During Police Investigation
Homeless Man Swallows Drugs During Police Investigation

A 26-year old homeless man is in jail after allegedly swallowing a bag of pills. Murfreesboro Police Sgt. Tim Higgins reports Dustin Heath was arrested at the McDonald's on Broad at South Church Friday morning at 9am.

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Two Murfreesboro Men Facing Weapon and Drug Charges
Two Murfreesboro Men Facing Weapon and Drug Charges

Two Murfreesboro men are facing various weapon and drug charges after local police respond to shots fired in the area of Greenland Drive.

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Tennessee Accomplishing Goals in Prescription Drug Addiction
Tennessee Accomplishing Goals in Prescription Drug Addiction

Reduced patient doctor shopping for pain meds by 50%, Increased funding to counties with high overdose deaths and NAS births, Increased funding to community anti-drug coalitions...

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Man Allegedly Uses Mom's Phone for Drug Sales, According to MPD
Man Allegedly Uses Mom's Phone for Drug Sales, According to MPD

A Murfreesboro man who had his cellphone seized by police on April 4th evidently decided to utilize his mothers phone for drug sales, according to a police report filed on April 5th.

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Smyrna Man Arrested on Drug Charges after Alleged Road Rage Incident
Smyrna Man Arrested on Drug Charges after Alleged Road Rage Incident

A 23-year old Smyrna man has been arrested after a road rage incident lands him in jail on drug charges. Sterling Williams was arrested after a Murfreesboro Police officer spoke with the 64-year old victim from Springfield.

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Alleged Wal-Mart Shoplifters Now Face Other Serious Charges
Alleged Wal-Mart Shoplifters Now Face Other Serious Charges

Two women who allegedly stole items from the South Rutherford Wal-Mart are facing a long list of additional charges. This after Murfreesboro Police caught up with the vehicle, with suspects Angela Van Winkle and Tina Douglas inside, around 6:30 Monday night.

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Selling pain pills to make enough money to pay for rent in Murfreesboro
Selling pain pills to make enough money to pay for rent in Murfreesboro

The cost of living in a motel is high, sometimes as high as $1,200 monthly depending on if the resident is paying the daily or weekly rate. That being said, it is not considered a good idea to break the law in order to make ends meet.

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Less than 1% Mandated Drug Tests for Welfare
Less than 1% Mandated Drug Tests for Welfare

Officials say less than 0.2 percent of people who have applied for welfare since July 2014 have failed a drug test mandated for some.

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Tennessee Warns of Counterfeit Prescription Drugs
Tennessee Warns of Counterfeit Prescription Drugs

In a unified message Monday, the leaders of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Department of Health, the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, and the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services issued a warning to the public about an increase in the prevalence of counterfeit prescription drugs in Tennessee.

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Reported drug dealer wants his money - Victim calls the Murfreesboro Police
Reported drug dealer wants his money - Victim calls the Murfreesboro Police

The alleged drug dealer apparently wants to be repaid from that two year old theft.

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Amherst Drive Man Charged with Possession of Drugs, Firearms, Burglary & More
Amherst Drive Man Charged with Possession of Drugs, Firearms, Burglary & More

A 24-year old Amherst Drive man has been charged with various drug, firearm and burglary charges. Daniel Lee Williams was arrested Thursday night around 11:30 after Murfreesboro Police received a call of an armed subject near Jackson Heights Plaza on Northwest Broad.

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Drug Take Back in Murfreesboro
Drug Take Back in Murfreesboro

Sgt. Kyle Evans confirmed that drugs like crack, marijuana, synthetics will also be accepted with no questions asked. No information will be recorded from those who drop off illegal drugs or prescription drugs.

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Known gang member arrested near Patterson Park Community Center
Known gang member arrested near Patterson Park Community Center

Initial contact was made with Ellis due to his GPS monitoring device running low on its battery, which was in need of servicing. However, it led authorities right to his parked car.

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EXPLICIT WARNING: Alleged trade of sexual services for drugs in Murfreesboro
EXPLICIT WARNING: Alleged trade of sexual services for drugs in Murfreesboro

EXPLICIT WARNING: A Greenland Drive woman in Murfreesboro has been charged with "Filing a False Report," after her alleged crack supplier told police they had sexual involvement in exchange for her getting high.

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Alleged drug deal caught on security tape at Walmart
Alleged drug deal caught on security tape at Walmart

An alleged drug deal was actually caught on camera at Walmart on South Rutherford Boulevard in Murfreesboro. A 41-year old Rockvale man named Charles Edward Jakes...

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Apartment was not what it appeared to be, synthetic marijuana and real weed found
Apartment was not what it appeared to be, synthetic marijuana and real weed found

Ms. Connie Dennis allowed police to enter her apartment where officers were unable to locate a man. The report that WGNS obtained also showed there was no evidence of drug activity seen.

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Smyrna Woman Charged with DUI & Drug Possession
Smyrna Woman Charged with DUI & Drug Possession

A 22-year old Smyrna woman was arrested by Murfreesboro Police on charges of DUI and possession of a schedule four drug.

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A 9-Month old and drugs do not mix for Murfreesboro Police
A 9-Month old and drugs do not mix for Murfreesboro Police

5 Bags of marijuana in a backpack, digital scales, 252 empty sandwich baggies and two cups with marijuana residue landed one man behind bars on Tuesday morning around 1 AM.

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Rockvale Woman Facing Evading Arrest & Drug Charges
Rockvale Woman Facing Evading Arrest & Drug Charges

A 22-year old Rockvale woman is facing jailtime after being stopped by police on Bradyville Pike at Tyler Court. Ashley Beth Emamalie was stopped by Murfreesboro Police Officer Jacob Fountain Friday night for a traffic violation.

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Three subjects arrested in hotel room in Murfreesboro, Opana found
Three subjects arrested in hotel room in Murfreesboro, Opana found

The drug Opana has been is a growing threat in Rutherford County. More and more arrests involving this drug are being made weekly.

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Drug courts in Tennessee are saving lives
Drug courts in Tennessee are saving lives

Since 2003 Recovery Drug Courts in Tennessee have offered intensive judicial supervision, substance treatment services, sanctions, and incentives to address the needs of drug-addicted non-violent offenders.

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Vials of Testosterone, Amphetamine Tablets and More found in a hotel room in Murfreesboro
Vials of Testosterone, Amphetamine Tablets and More found in a hotel room in Murfreesboro

The search later turned to the opposite side of the hotel room belonging 30-year old Erica Lyn Piatt where digital scales were found with a white powdery residue on them. 6-Methadone tablets were located, 10-Amphetamine tablets, a 9mm handgun and 3-glass pipes.

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Multiple drug charges headed to the Rutherford County Courtroom
Multiple drug charges headed to the Rutherford County Courtroom

A Murfreesboro Police drug case that unfolded on Hunt Street will head to court on April 28, 2015.

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Shoplifting Lands a Wanted Nashville Woman in Jail
Shoplifting Lands a Wanted Nashville Woman in Jail

A 28-year old Nashville woman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting a shirt from the South Rutherford Wal-Mart. After Murfreesboro Police ran a background check on Stephanie Nicole Lindsey...

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Opana drug problem continues on the streets of Murfreesboro
Opana drug problem continues on the streets of Murfreesboro

When authorities located the truck in question, the driver's side door was open and the vehicle was running and in gear. Murfreesboro Police say the driver was "slumped over in the driver seat" and that "the subject's foot was on the brake."

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Road Rage Incident Turns into Bad Drug Deal

Murfreesboro Police were called to investigate a road rage incident. It was reported last Friday night around 7:30. It was reported that someone in a silver car was following them and the passenger had a gun.

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Two Arrested in La Vergne on Prostitution & Drug Charges
Two Arrested in La Vergne on Prostitution & Drug Charges

Two women were arrested after a La Vergne police officer recognized one one of the women as someone who had recently advertised her prostitution services online.

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Multiple charges filed against two after syringes found
Multiple charges filed against two after syringes found

As an ambulance was nearing to treat Lesniewski for ingesting two Roxy's, police found a loaded syringe on the ground near the vehicle and a second syringe on the passenger floor board.

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Drug Arrest made on I-24
Drug Arrest made on I-24

Three Kentucky men, Alphonso Mucker, Michael Tompkins and Christopher Graham were arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 24 in Coffee County.

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Man uses synthetic drugs in Murfreesboro later taken to the hospital
Man uses synthetic drugs in Murfreesboro later taken to the hospital

A 24-year old man in Murfreesboro was transported to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital after telling police he had used synthetic drugs.

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Bradyville Pike Man Arrested on Drug Charges
Bradyville Pike Man Arrested on Drug Charges

A Bradyville Pike man is in jail facing numerous drug charges, including introducing contraband in jail. Twenty-five year old Coryokis Scruggs was arrested last Friday after Murfreesboro Police executed a search warrant.

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Illegal drug use causes thousands of children to be placed in foster care
Illegal drug use causes thousands of children to be placed in foster care

According to the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, illegal drug use is largely responsible for the approximately 8,500 children in the state's foster care system.

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Two were injured in alleged marijuana deal in Rutherford County
Two were injured in alleged marijuana deal in Rutherford County

After a lengthy investigation, Humphress reported Cain and Gordon arranged a deal to purchase one-fourth pound of marijuana for $975 from Kennedy at a home on West Jefferson Pike.

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Possession of Crack Cocaine and Driving on a Revoked License for the 11th time
Possession of Crack Cocaine and Driving on a Revoked License for the 11th time

A 50-year old man from Murfreesboro was charged for the 11th time with "Driving on a Revoked License."

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Homeless woman says she was selling drugs to buy groceries
Homeless woman says she was selling drugs to buy groceries

A homeless 41-year old woman in Murfreesboro was arrested for allegedly selling Oxycodone this past weekend.

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As heroin grows in popularity, authorities have found heroin laced with fentanyl
As heroin grows in popularity, authorities have found heroin laced with fentanyl

TBI crime labs have received several samples of heroin laced with fentanyl and pure fentanyl packaged as heroin.

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Man Arrested for Assault, Drugs Found in "Butt-Cheeks" at Jail

A 36-year old Netherlands Drive man faces various charges after a Murfreesboro Police gang unit covert operation. Marcus Lanier Haynes was arrested last Thursday.

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Hillwood Court Man Faces Burglary, Assault & Drug Charges
Hillwood Court Man Faces Burglary, Assault & Drug Charges

A 19-year old Hillwood Court man faces various burglary, assault and drug charges. Murfreesboro Police report they were called to the 200 block of Hillwood Court in reference to a suicidal subject, possibly armed with an AR-15.

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Richardson Ave. Man Faces Drug Charges
Richardson Ave. Man Faces Drug Charges

A 20-year old Richardson Avenue man faces various drug charges after being stopped by Murfreesboro Police. Fronzell Batts was stopped on East Main Street at Hancock for a traffic violation around 2 Tuesday afternoon.

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Is Heroin BACK in Murfreesboro? Arrest made after woman allegedly buys heroin...
Is Heroin BACK in Murfreesboro? Arrest made after woman allegedly buys heroin...

After Moody left the house she apparently made an illegal lane change and was pulled over on Mercury Boulevard.

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Peachtree Street Man
Peachtree Street Man "Stumbles" Into Trouble in Mercury Plaza Business

A 28-year old Peachtree Street man has been arrested after being found stumbling around a Mercury Plaza business. Murfreesboro Police report John Bates showed signs of being intoxicated when officers arrived Sunday afternoon around 3:40.

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Over 1,000 die annually from drug overdoses in Tennessee
Over 1,000 die annually from drug overdoses in Tennessee

"Misuse of pain medicines is the number one drug problem for Tennesseans..."

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What is happening on the street? Man claims drug dealer gave him cocaine to sell, but he smoked it...
What is happening on the street? Man claims drug dealer gave him cocaine to sell, but he smoked it...

A man with an admitted drug addiction to cocaine told police that he was assaulted by a subject who allegedly gave him a "dub" of cocaine to sell. Instead of selling the cocaine...

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Special Rutherford Issues on the drug issues our youth face in Tennessee
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Are Rutherford County Educators required to undergo random drug testing?
Are Rutherford County Educators required to undergo random drug testing?

In recent days, WGNS has been bombarded with the question, "Are teachers and administrators at schools in Rutherford County required to submit to randomized drug testing?"

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Heroin use is UP
Heroin use is UP

Tennessee teenagers are using heroin and shooting up drugs at twice the national average, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Helpful information from the state of Tennessee on new laws dealing with babies born dependent on drugs

The Tennessee Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Subcabinet is providing useful information to health care providers and patients about recent changes to state laws and rules related to babies that are born dependent on drugs.

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Cannon County teacher arrested by TBI Agents for allegedly selling DRUGS
Cannon County teacher arrested by TBI Agents for allegedly selling DRUGS

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested and charged a Cannon County High School teacher accused of illegally purchasing and distributing prescription drugs.

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Rockvale Teen Allegedly Hid Marijuana at RCSO Booking
Rockvale Teen Allegedly Hid Marijuana at RCSO Booking

(MURFREESBORO) - An 18-year old Rockvale man is in jail on various drug related charges, but it's what he allegedly did while being booked into the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office that makes this an interesting story. 

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DNA Testing links Smyrna man to 2011 rape
DNA Testing links Smyrna man to 2011 rape

Victim: “The white male grabbed her arm and she stated that it felt like a needle. She went on to say that she became incoherent. When she ‘came to’ she had no memory of anything but ‘feels’ something may have happened.”

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Group strongly against new law in TN that allows courts to prosecute mom who has baby born addicted to drugs
Group strongly against new law in TN that allows courts to prosecute mom who has baby born addicted to drugs

For those who are curious as to what the bill revolves around, it allows for the criminal courts to prosecute a mother for an assaultive offense or homicide...

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Reducing the number of newborns dependent on drugs in Tennessee

In 2013, 921 newborns in Tennessee experienced withdrawal from drugs their mothers used while pregnant. Many people across Tennessee, including a group of state leaders...

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Armed Robbery Call Leads to Drug Arrest
Armed Robbery Call Leads to Drug Arrest

A call to a Medical Center Parkway residence leads to a drug arrest by Murfreesboro Police. Twenty-year old Charles Wayne Harvard was arrested for possession of several drugs, including marijuana and cocaine along with drug paraphanelia.

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Car, Cash, Drugs SEIZED by Murfreesboro Police
Car, Cash, Drugs SEIZED by Murfreesboro Police

One bag of synthetic marijuana, pain killers and crack cocaine were seized when an arrest was made at the home of a man who is currently on probation. 

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Murfreesboro man allegedly had 20-individual baggies of marijuana in his possession
Murfreesboro man allegedly had 20-individual baggies of marijuana in his possession

A Murfreesboro man was arrested shortly after he told police he had only a small amount of marijuana in his possession.

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Fugitive from Justice BUSTED near Murfreesboro
Fugitive from Justice BUSTED near Murfreesboro

Driver Cornelius Baskin, 37, of Bowling Green, Ky., was wanted in Warren County Kentucky for distribution of cocaine, said ICE Lt. Chris Haynes.

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Proposed bill in Tennessee would limit over the counter sales of certain cold medications and / or allegedly medications

The goal is to curb the production of methamphetamine in Tennessee, but concerns are being raised about the unintended impact that restricting sales of certain medicines will have on law-abiding consumers.

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Cocaine arrest made at local hotel on NW Broad Street in Murfreesboro
Cocaine arrest made at local hotel on NW Broad Street in Murfreesboro

Detective Pitts arrived on the scene and obtained a search warrant. Once inside the room, a bag of cocaine was found under the motel mattress. A cell phone containing...

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The Governor of Tennessee Wants New Laws to Crack Down on Meth Production
The Governor of Tennessee Wants New Laws to Crack Down on Meth Production

You can see a list of Rutherford County address where meth labs were seized or removed here. 

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Massive Drug Arrests Made After 15-Month Investigation in Rutherford County - Cars, Drugs, Guns, Cash Seized
Massive Drug Arrests Made After 15-Month Investigation in Rutherford County - Cars, Drugs, Guns, Cash Seized
Twenty-five defendants were indicted on charges of conspiracy to distribute more than 300 grams of cocaine and more than 70 pounds of marijuana after a 15-month investigation by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office’s Narcotics Division, said Detective Sgt. Tony Hall.
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Female Passenger Arrested on Drug Charges, Driver Said He Was Taking Her to Buy Cocaine
Female Passenger Arrested on Drug Charges, Driver Said He Was Taking Her to Buy Cocaine

Police turned their questioning to the female passenger who allegedly produced a bag of crack that was said to be hidden in the area of her groin. 

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BAD MILESTONE: 350th Baby Born This Year in TN Dependent on Drugs

The Tennessee Department of Health recently recorded a troubling milestone: For the 350th time this year, a baby was born in Tennessee dependent on some form of powerful drugs taken during pregnancy. 

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Man Accused of Possesing Felony Amount of Drugs Could Face Deportation IF Convicted
The subject was also charged with evading arrest after trying to elude authorities.
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How do they have drug paraphernalia for sale in the gas station?
We have all seen the marijuana and crack pipes for sale in local gas stations before and many residents are asking the question, “Why is it legal for markets to sell what is blatantly drug paraphernalia?

 
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Beech Grove Man Texts Officer for Drugs
A Beech Grove man was arrested on drug charges last week after he texted the wrong person. The message was sent to a number that happened to be a police officer. 
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Smyrna man busted in drug sting at Tullahoma business
Smyrna man busted in drug sting at Tullahoma business
Two men, one from Rutherford County,  are facing multiple charges after a search of a downtown Tullahoma business Friday night.
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Smyrna Police Checkpoint
The Smyrna Police Department will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints on Thursday night. This is part of the continuing enforcement effort of Smyrna Police Department...
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