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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 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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Overdose reported in Murfreesboro
Overdose reported in Murfreesboro

A drug overdose was reported in a home on Foxworth Court in Murfreesboro. The incident was said to have involved a 30 year old man.

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Overdose call at local apartment - Possible ACID overdose
Overdose call at local apartment - Possible ACID overdose

Officers say that the subject believed the world was about to end. At one point, the 32 year old grabbed...

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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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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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Painkiller overdose after Murfreesboro man allegedly injects prescription drugs
Painkiller overdose after Murfreesboro man allegedly injects prescription drugs

Around noon on Monday (7/10/17), Murfreesboro Police received a phone call about a man who was found unconscious in the Vintage Blackman Apartment parking lot.

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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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Another drug overdose - This time meth
Another drug overdose - This time meth

26 year old Murfreesboro woman was found partially under a car on Hazelwood Street having convulsions.

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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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MORE Arrests made in recent drug overdose cases in Middle Tennessee
MORE Arrests made in recent drug overdose cases in Middle Tennessee

Three of the suspects are from Murfreesboro, one from Nashville and one person from Florida. Two others were charged earlier in the case.

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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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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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New law helps to fight opioid overdose in Tennessee
New law helps to fight opioid overdose in Tennessee

This new law allows authorized pharmacists to dispense naloxone to a person at risk of opioid overdose or to a family member, friend or other person to assist someone at risk of an opiate-related overdose.

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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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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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Over 1,200 Tennesseans died in 2014 from opioid overdoses
Over 1,200 Tennesseans died in 2014 from opioid overdoses

According to statistics from the Tennessee Department of Health, over 1,200 Tennesseans died in 2014 from opioid overdoses despite measures designed to stop the addiction.

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Murfreesboro man decides to test his body by consuming 5,000 mg of caffeine - Not a good idea
Murfreesboro man decides to test his body by consuming 5,000 mg of caffeine - Not a good idea

WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS - - How many caffeine pills can a human body withstand? A man who consumed approximately 25 caffeine pills had to be rushed to the hospital.

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UPDATE: Death of Homeless Man Days Before Christmas - Mother Says She Needs Help with Memorial Service
Pijan told us her son will be cremated. She will then place the urn containing his ashes next to the urns containing her other two children who died at age 8 after being hit by a car and at age 37 while swimming in the Cumberland River. 
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