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Drug Investigation into deadly distribution of heroin and fentanyl in Rutherford County ends with arrest
Drug Investigation into deadly distribution of heroin and fentanyl in Rutherford County ends with arrest

In November 2018, law enforcement officers began investigating a series of overdoses that occurred across the Middle Tennessee area involving fentanyl-laced heroin.

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Drug Overdose Reported at a local motel
Drug Overdose Reported at a local motel

Murfreesboro Police responded to Knights Inn on South Church Street in regards to an overdose case. Upon their arrival, a man was located on the floor of room 140.

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NARCAN Drug Saves Two from Overdose Death in Murfreesboro
NARCAN Drug Saves Two from Overdose Death in Murfreesboro

When paramedics and authorities arrived they found a 37 year old man who was believed to have overdosed on Methamphetamine. The man was found inside his pickup truck which contained a small baggie of meth.

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Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro - Subject Receives Narcan and Survives
Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro - Subject Receives Narcan and Survives

Murfreesboro Police responded to an overdose call on Henry Hall Drive to an overdose on Tuesday, December 12, 2018.

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Man Allegedly Admits to Selling Meth and Heroin at local Motel
Man Allegedly Admits to Selling Meth and Heroin at local Motel

When questioned, the suspect allegedly told officers that he sells meth and heroin for $20 per every "Point" one gram.

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7 Pounds of Heroin Off the Streets
7 Pounds of Heroin Off the Streets

A four-month investigation into the distribution of opioids culminated in today's execution of search warrants at three Nashville locations and the seizure of 7 pounds of heroin, 10 grams of cocaine, 2.5 pounds of marijuana, 1 pistol and $4,025 cash.

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ANOTHER Drug Overdose in Murfreesboro
ANOTHER Drug Overdose in Murfreesboro

A possible heroin or meth overdose was reported on Susan Drive in Murfreesboro. A police report shows that both drugs were found at the home.

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Husband claimed wife who was foaming at the mouth was only asleep
Husband claimed wife who was foaming at the mouth was only asleep

Officer Riley wrote, "I approached the vehicle and noticed the female foaming at the mouth. She had a blueish gray tint to her skin and she was completely unresponsive."

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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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Heroin Arrest on Maymont Drive
Heroin Arrest on Maymont Drive

As part of an ongoing investigation into the distribution of heroin and cocaine in the county, Rutherford County Sheriff's narcotics detectives recovered about 1-1/2 ounces of heroin valued at $2,500 and about one-half ounce of cocaine valued at $600 during a search warrant Friday at a Maymont Drive home in Murfreesboro.

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Heroin Overdose at Apartment Complex in Murfreesboro
Heroin Overdose at Apartment Complex in Murfreesboro

Paramedics responded to an address at Olympus Hillwood Apartments on Monday night where they found an unresponsive man in a bathroom.

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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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Multiple ounces of Meth and half ounce of Heroin found in Murfreesboro house - 1 Woman Arrested
Multiple ounces of Meth and half ounce of Heroin found in Murfreesboro house - 1 Woman Arrested

As luck would have it, Barrett said that she was weighing the small amount of heroin for a friend when police knocked on the door.

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Opioid Addiction in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center (JAIL)
Opioid Addiction in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center (JAIL)

Addiction is a major driving force behind disorderly conduct and crime in Rutherford County, Tennessee. Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh told WGNS the breakdown for those who are jailed due to drugs or addiction in our community...

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Another Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro
Another Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro

A used syringe was recovered during an accidental drug overdose call at the Red Roof Inn on Armory Drive. However, the friend of the victim were not found when paramedics got to the room.

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Heroin overdose in Murfreesboro on Brinkley Avenue
Heroin overdose in Murfreesboro on Brinkley Avenue

Another heroin overdose was reported this past weekend in Murfreesboro. The report came in from Brinkley Avenue, a local mobile home park.

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Murfreesboro man receives heroin for birthday gift - Overdoses
Murfreesboro man receives heroin for birthday gift - Overdoses

A 26 year old Murfreesboro man got quite the gift on his 26th birthday this year... heroin.

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Another heroin overdose in Murfreesboro - Two children home when overdose reported
Another heroin overdose in Murfreesboro - Two children home when overdose reported

Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Riviera Drive after receiving a call about a man passed out in a bathroom. Paramedics and police arrived and trained personnel revived the 25 year old man with NARCAN.

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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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Heroin and Meth recovered in Murfreesboro traffic stop
Heroin and Meth recovered in Murfreesboro traffic stop

A bag of meth and a bag of heroin were recovered during a Murfreesboro traffic stop. Police pulled the suspect car over when they witnessed it pull out of a driveway on West Clark Blvd. failing to yield to traffic.

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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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Evidence Containing Dangerous Drug Combinations Submitted to TBI Lab
Evidence Containing Dangerous Drug Combinations Submitted to TBI Lab

Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are concerned about recent evidence submissions to the TBI crime lab.

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Drug Overdose Investigation Leads to Heroin-Related Charge for Murfreesboro Man
Drug Overdose Investigation Leads to Heroin-Related Charge for Murfreesboro Man

An investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department has resulted in the arrest of a Rutherford County man on a heroin-related charge.

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Another Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro
Another Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro

The husband of the victim told police that his wife fell from the bed and to the floor where she started shaking and foaming at the mouth.

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Heroin and Meth located in car outside of Joe B. Jackson Parkway Walmart
Heroin and Meth located in car outside of Joe B. Jackson Parkway Walmart

Heroin, methamphetamine and stolen merchandise was Murfreesboro Police reportedly found on a man accused of stealing items from Walmart.

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Expired tags lead to heroin arrest in Murfreesboro
Expired tags lead to heroin arrest in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Police stopped a subject for having expired tags which lead to a drug arrest. The stop was made on Northfield Boulevard at Battleground Drive.

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Heroin overdose on Sunday in Murfreesboro
Heroin overdose on Sunday in Murfreesboro

A Sunday drug overdose on the Greenway in Murfreesboro was reported this past weekend around 8:45 in the morning.

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Alleged drug dealer admits to cutting his product to keep people from dying in Murfreesboro
Alleged drug dealer admits to cutting his product to keep people from dying in Murfreesboro

A traffic stop on South Maney Avenue in Murfreesboro involving a broken windshield and a passenger not wearing a seat belt, ended with two arrests and serious charges being filed by police.

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Another heroin overdose in Murfreesboro
Another heroin overdose in Murfreesboro

In the most recent case on Monday (5/1/17), a friend of the subject called for help when his friend fell unresponsive.

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Heroin, Meth and Cocaine recovered from a hotel room in Murfreesboro
Heroin, Meth and Cocaine recovered from a hotel room in Murfreesboro

Three small baggies of meth, a baggie of cocaine and two small baggies of heroin were recovered from a hotel room in Murfreesboro when police responded to the Clarion this past Friday (3/31/17) afternoon at 4.

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Husband drives wife to Murfreesboro Fire Hall when she overdoses on Heroin
Husband drives wife to Murfreesboro Fire Hall when she overdoses on Heroin

To make matters worse, the husband and wife had their 18-month old child in the vehicle with them when they used heroin.

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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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One pound of Heroin and One pound of Meth seized, in a stuffed cookie
One pound of Heroin and One pound of Meth seized, in a stuffed cookie

The keen nose of a Metro Nashville police dog Stryker led to today's discovery of one pound of heroin and one pound of meth concealed in the stuffing of a cookie pillow.

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Fugitive from Justice in Ohio for Heroin arrested in Murfreesboro
Fugitive from Justice in Ohio for Heroin arrested in Murfreesboro

A 39 year old man by the name of "King Robert" Dillard who was wanted in Ohio for Heroin distribution has been tracked down by U.S. Marshals and arrested in Murfreesboro.

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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 woman arrested for fake heroin
Murfreesboro woman arrested for fake heroin

Evidently, the woman was in a vehicle that was pulled over for having expired tags this past week and in the car was a bag that contained a brown substance that looked like heroin.

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Another Possible Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro
Another Possible Heroin Overdose in Murfreesboro

The police report suggested the female had possibly overdosed on heroin.

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More Heroin Issues in Murfreesboro
More Heroin Issues in Murfreesboro

A 26 year old Murfreesboro woman found passed out by a friend was charged with drug possession as she recovered at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

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Heroin and Lottery Ticket's lead to two arrests in Murfreesboro
Heroin and Lottery Ticket's lead to two arrests in Murfreesboro

During the search three hypodermic needles were found, one with a cloudy substance in it that tested positive for heroin.

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Danger in TN: Fentanyl-laced counterfeit pills
Danger in TN: Fentanyl-laced counterfeit pills

Following a public health alert update last week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on increased risk of overdose and fatalities associated with Fentanyl-laced counterfeit pills and compounds, commissioners and directors from four Tennessee departments are urging the public to have increased awareness about the substance.

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Heroin and Meth Located in Murfreesboro Police Stop
Heroin and Meth Located in Murfreesboro Police Stop

Heroin and crystal meth were located in an SUV stopped by Murfreesboro Police on Monday (8/22/16).

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Murfreesboro heroin overdose ends with one in the hospital and syringes hidden in Walmart bushes
Murfreesboro heroin overdose ends with one in the hospital and syringes hidden in Walmart bushes

After the overdose, the friend allegedly hid two syringes and two spoons under a bush outside the store.

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Heroin Overdose Reported on Tulane Court in Murfreesboro
Heroin Overdose Reported on Tulane Court in Murfreesboro

Snorting heroin led to a 23 year old Milton man being transported to the emergency room in Murfreesboro on Wednesday night.

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UPDATE: Looking into fake Percocet sold in Murfreesboro and the Results
UPDATE: Looking into fake Percocet sold in Murfreesboro and the Results

WGNS has been following the overdoses in Murfreesboro carefully. Below are just a small number of some of the cases that have been reported and may be tied to the fake Percocet being sold in our area.

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PAST 72 HOURS: Massive increase in overdose cases in Murfreesboro
PAST 72 HOURS: Massive increase in overdose cases in Murfreesboro

FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE: About 15 people overdosed Wednesday in Rutherford County from an apparent counterfeit Percocet pill laced with a potent painkiller believed to be Fentanyl, a prescription medicine used on cancer patients, the Sheriff's Office said.

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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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Man arrested after allegedly dropping dollar bill laced with heroin during police run-in
Man arrested after allegedly dropping dollar bill laced with heroin during police run-in

A folded up dollar bill that was said to be dropped under an SUV as police spoke to a man who was sitting in his vehicle was collected as evidence.

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Woman charged 4th time for Driving on a Revoked License
Woman charged 4th time for Driving on a Revoked License

A burnt spoon in a makeup bag, a used needle in a CD Player and several unused needles were recovered during a Murfreesboro traffic stop on I-24.

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$30,000 in Heroin Seized in nearby Manchester, TN
$30,000 in Heroin Seized in nearby Manchester, TN

he value of the drugs is over $30,000. More arrests are possible and Investigator Jonathan Anthony says...

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Heroin, Buprenorphine Drug Busts on the Rise in Tennessee
Heroin, Buprenorphine Drug Busts on the Rise in Tennessee

Across Tennessee, cash-only clinics with their replacement medications are clearly flourishing and expanding their operations, catering to the growing demand to satisfy an addiction or ease withdrawal symptoms.

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Murfreesboro man overdoses on Heroin in his mothers home
Murfreesboro man overdoses on Heroin in his mothers home

It was every mother's worst nightmare... The woman told police that her son's friends left abruptly and that was when she found her son unconscious and barely breathing.

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Murfreesboro Police to release details of major heroin bust today
Murfreesboro Police to release details of major heroin bust today

Details of a major heroin bust are expected to be released today by the Murfreesboro Police Department and the TBI.

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Murfreesboro Police and the TBI make major Heroin Bust in Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro Police and the TBI make major Heroin Bust in Murfreesboro

A major heroine bust took place in Murfreesboro. The investigation involved both the Murfreesboro Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations.

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Heroin Abuse Is On The Rise In Tennessee, Leaving Lives In Ruins
Heroin Abuse Is On The Rise In Tennessee, Leaving Lives In Ruins

Heroin use is sharply increasing in Tennessee right now. More people are seeking treatment for a heroin addiction in Tennessee when compared to years past.

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

Most recently, a 21-year old Murfreesboro man had to be rushed to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital after collapsing in a bathroom due to the use of Heroin.

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Suspect allegedly admitted to shooting up Heroin prior to police arrival
Suspect allegedly admitted to shooting up Heroin prior to police arrival

The report that WGNS obtained went on to state, "Additionally, the driver who was identified as Joshua Wolfe, admitted to shooting up heroin shortly before our arrival."

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More Heroin in Middle Tennessee
More Heroin in Middle Tennessee

On Saturday (August 8, 2015) Deputy Phillip Smith of the Coffee County Sheriff's Department says someone called the jail stating that a Douglas Christian was at the Sleep Inn in Manchester selling heroin.

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Heroin use is on the rise
Heroin use is on the rise

According to the CDC report, 45 percent of those who have used heroin had been dependent on prescription painkillers. Another finding: people without health coverage are more likely to use heroin.

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Mississippi man and woman arrested on heroin charges in Murfreesboro
Mississippi man and woman arrested on heroin charges in Murfreesboro

An electrician from Waltham, Mississippi has been arrested in Murfreesboro. Evidently, Wayne Roger LeBlanc was indicted on charges of "Conspiracy to sell Heroin or Cocaine." He has also been charged on five felony counts of possessing heroin.

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Life saving help for TBI agents who come into contact with fentanyl
Life saving help for TBI agents who come into contact with fentanyl

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation expanded its program to provide a potentially life-saving resource to its Special Agents who might come into contact with fentanyl.

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Mexican drug cartels bringing Tennessee new forms of heroin
Mexican drug cartels bringing Tennessee new forms of heroin

There were some alarming words Wednesday from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation director about Mexican drug cartels targeting the state with a new form of heroin.

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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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Another story highlighting the rise of Heroin in Rutherford County, Tennessee
Another story highlighting the rise of Heroin in Rutherford County, Tennessee

More signs of heroin in our community... A recent arrest was made during the morning hours at a fast food eatery.

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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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Murfreesboro Police seize some $2,000 in counterfeit money and heroin
Murfreesboro Police seize some $2,000 in counterfeit money and heroin

Charges of "Tampering with Evidence" were filed against a 27-year old Murfreesboro man shortly after the suspect was questioned after police saw him run a stop sign on...

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Man says
Man says "NO" to police searching his cell phone - Murfreesboro Police seek warrant

Evidently, Ford would not give police permission to search his cell phone either. Police have filed for a warrant to check the phone for drug related text messages, but that warrant has yet to be approved. 

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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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An SUV, Heroin and Cash Seized after Murfreesboro Traffic Stop
An SUV, Heroin and Cash Seized after Murfreesboro Traffic Stop

A large sum of cash in three different bundles along with heroin were recently seized during a traffic stop in Murfreesboro.

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Men Allegedly Accused of Selling and Buying Heroin, One of Three from Rutherford County
Rodriguez Rafael Lopez and Antwan Gomez-Flores are allegedly with a large scale heroin outfit.
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