Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said that Tennessee is set to receive $30.8 million to combat the opioid crisis.
A drug seizure made in Nashville will likely have an impact on neighboring communities as well.
The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) continues to expand its efforts to protect water quality in Tennessee by working with statewide partners to provide more options for the disposal of unwanted medications.
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.
Shortly after the stop was made a K9 Officer showed up and walked around the vehicle. The K9 alerted that drugs were present in the vehicle and police then searched the SUV.
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.
Multiple empty baggies with cocaine residue inside of them were also found. The drugs and several hundred dollars in cash were seized by Vice officers.
A ledger outlining possible drug sales and three bottles of pills were some of the items that police took in as evidence against a man charged with felony drug possession this week in Murfreesboro.
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