Dr. Marcovitz said that at least one-third of patients like Amanda find themselves in the criminal justice system each year and have a history of arrest or probation.
Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service paramedics responded to the Mapco gas station at 3392 Memorial Boulevard earlier this month for a possible overdose.
Every 25 minutes a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal and 8.7 million children nationwide have a parent who suffers from a substance use disorder according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
When questioned, the suspect allegedly told officers that he sells meth and heroin for $20 per every "Point" one gram.
Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said that Tennessee is set to receive $30.8 million to combat the opioid crisis.
8 Grams of meth, 16 grams of marijuana, hypodermic needles, a metal pipe and a digital scale with what looked to be meth residue on it were all seized by police as evidence during a recent arrest.
State and federal candidates will speak at this Friday's first-of-its-kind summit, Working Together to Find Solutions to the Opioid Crisis...
22-Year-old Andre M. Griesinger of Lascassas Pike has been arrested by Murfreesboro Police on multiple charges of manufacturing or selling illegal drugs.
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.
...Officers later field tested the drugs and quickly discovered what they seized was not heroin at all... it was Fentanyl.
Two Murfreesboro women are behind bars after being stopped by local police in an alleged stolen vehicle.
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.
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...
What was labeled as an "Unintentional Drug Overdose" in Murfreesboro has led to warrants being filed for the alleged sale or distribution of narcotics.
A drug seizure made in Nashville will likely have an impact on neighboring communities as well.
A man stopped for a traffic violation in Murfreesboro now faces three drug related charges and a charge for driving on a revoked license.
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.
Inside the apartment, officers say they found multiple baggies of cocaine on the living room table, 282 Xanax pills and Mirtazpine pills.
A check of student parking permits at Oakland High School turns up drugs and guns in a student's vehicle.
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.
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.
On Sunday, police and paramedics responded to a home on Stoney Meadow Drive in Murfreesboro for an unintentional drug overdose.
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...
The TN Dept of Health found a total of 67 deaths associated with buprenorphine in 2016.
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.
Two men, ages 40 and 20, of Magnolia Drive, are facing various drug charges after a stop by Murfreesboro Police.
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.
A 31-year old Twin Oaks Drive man is facing several drug and handgun related charges after a traffic stop by Murfreesboro Police.
A 20-year old Woodbury man was arrested for allegedly having 118 Xanex pills and molly.
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.
Over 100,000 prescription pills, some of which were counterfeits and contained Fentanyl, were seized in the multiple month long case.
The official police report shows that the man confirmed that he is a member of the 8-Trey Gangsta Crip gang.
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...
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."
A 41-year old Sycamore Circle man was finally taken into custody by two Murfreesboro Police detectives after a short chase.
Murfreesboro Police made a traffic stop on South Church Street that led to the arrest of a suspected drug dealer.
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.
The overdose occurred in a mobile home on Brinkley Avenue Tuesday morning.
A 31-year old Woodbury man and a 24-year old Smithville woman were arrested after suspicious activity was reported at Aspen Heights Apartments.
The young adult told police that he stole and later sold the items to purchase narcotics in nearby Anticoh.
A 19-year old woman overdosed on heroin in Murfreesboro. The overdose was reported on Westgate Boulevard.
The suspect allegedly shot the victim twice in the back during what was reported to be a robbery in Murfreesboro.
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.
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.
Drugged driving has overtaken drunken and distracted driving as a factor in Tennessee traffic fatalities.
Taking acid can easily turn more bad than good. At least, that was the case for a 20-year old man in Murfreesboro.
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.
A 24 year old Manchester woman overdosed on drugs while her husband was inside the South Rutherford Blvd. Walmart store in Murfreesboro.
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.
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.
Murfreesboro Police have arrested a 35-year old Nashville man on several felony drug charges.
"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..."
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.
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.
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.
He was within one thousand feet of a "Drug Free School Zone" when arrested by Murfreesboro Police on felony drug charges...
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.
Two Murfreesboro men are facing various weapon and drug charges after local police respond to shots fired in the area of Greenland Drive.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The alleged drug dealer apparently wants to be repaid from that two year old theft.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
A 22-year old Smyrna woman was arrested by Murfreesboro Police on charges of DUI and possession of a schedule four drug.
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.
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.
The drug Opana has been is a growing threat in Rutherford County. More and more arrests involving this drug are being made weekly.
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.
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.
A Murfreesboro Police drug case that unfolded on Hunt Street will head to court on April 28, 2015.
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...
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
A 24-year old man in Murfreesboro was transported to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital after telling police he had used synthetic drugs.
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.
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.
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.
A 50-year old man from Murfreesboro was charged for the 11th time with "Driving on a Revoked License."
A homeless 41-year old woman in Murfreesboro was arrested for allegedly selling Oxycodone this past weekend.
TBI crime labs have received several samples of heroin laced with fentanyl and pure fentanyl packaged as heroin.
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.
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.
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.
After Moody left the house she apparently made an illegal lane change and was pulled over on Mercury Boulevard.
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.
"Misuse of pain medicines is the number one drug problem for Tennesseans..."
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...
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?"
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.
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.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested and charged a Cannon County High School teacher accused of illegally purchasing and distributing prescription drugs.
(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.
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.”
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...
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...
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.
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.
A Murfreesboro man was arrested shortly after he told police he had only a small amount of marijuana in his possession.
Driver Cornelius Baskin, 37, of Bowling Green, Ky., was wanted in Warren County Kentucky for distribution of cocaine, said ICE Lt. Chris Haynes.
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.
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...
You can see a list of Rutherford County address where meth labs were seized or removed here.
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.
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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