Another fentanyl related overdose death and another arrest near Rutherford County, TN

Mar 21, 2022 at 10:41 am by WGNS


The Grundy County Grand Jury has returned indictments on two men for second degree murder. The case, like several others in the past month, revolves around dangerous drugs containing fentanyl. 

43-Year-old Travis Heath King and 60-year-old Bobby Jack Northcutt from Tracy City have been charged in two separate cases.

Investigators believe King distributed drugs containing fentanyl that resulted in the death of a Gruetli-Laager man in June of 2021. Investigators also believe that Northcutt distributed drugs containing fentanyl that resulted in the death of a Monteagle man in January of 2021.

According to authorities in Grundy County, these types of cases are very tough and time tasking. Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum told partner station WMSR, "Investigators from our agency with assistance from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation were able to plug-in all the pieces that resulted in these charges.” 

King is being held on $100,000 bond. Northcutt is being held on $50,000 bond and has since been transferred to a Franklin County, TN facility. Both men have an initial appearance date later this week on March 25th.

Names of the victims will not be released.

Source: Partner Station WMSR

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