Murfreesboro Police wrote in a report dated September 20, 2017, "She ran toward traffic in an apparent suicide attempt."
The mother of a 26 year old Murfreesboro man called emergency personnel after her son purchased and likely used a white synthetic called LEAN that he bought at a gas station.
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.
When police arrived at the Kenslo Avenue home of James Everett Moore who goes by the alias of "LOCO," according to a police report, they found a gallon size bag of synthetic weed.
"Ms. Morrow stated she buys synthetic moma by the kilo for $1,400 and sells it by the ounce for $600 to $700 depending on the person."
One of the biggest concerns is the fact that most synthetic marijuana is stronger then naturally grown weed.
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