In November 2018, law enforcement officers began investigating a series of overdoses that occurred across the Middle Tennessee area involving fentanyl-laced heroin.
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.
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.
Paramedics responded to an address at Olympus Hillwood Apartments on Monday night where they found an unresponsive man in a bathroom.
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 overdose was reported in a home on Foxworth Court in Murfreesboro. The incident was said to have involved a 30 year old man.
Officers say that the subject believed the world was about to end. At one point, the 32 year old grabbed...
Another heroin overdose was reported this past weekend in Murfreesboro. The report came in from Brinkley Avenue, a local mobile home park.
A 26 year old Murfreesboro man got quite the gift on his 26th birthday this year... heroin.
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.
On Sunday, police and paramedics responded to a home on Stoney Meadow Drive in Murfreesboro for an unintentional drug overdose.
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.
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.
A Sunday drug overdose on the Greenway in Murfreesboro was reported this past weekend around 8:45 in the morning.
26 year old Murfreesboro woman was found partially under a car on Hazelwood Street having convulsions.
To make matters worse, the husband and wife had their 18-month old child in the vehicle with them when they used heroin.
Three of the suspects are from Murfreesboro, one from Nashville and one person from Florida. Two others were charged earlier in the case.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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