Some of the state's top law enforcement and health officials will come together to discuss the dangers of fentanyl.
A news conference is planned for Thursday at 11am at the headquarters of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Fentanyl and fentanyl derivatives are powerful synthetic opioid drugs often imported and used by criminals to create counterfeit pills or to mix with other illegal drugs such as heroin and marijuana.
Officials say fentanyl and fentanyl derivatives are extremely potent and pose significant health risks both to those using them and to those who may be accidentally exposed to them.
They say the reason for the news conference is to hopefully increased public awareness about the growing threat of fentanyl and fentanyl derivatives, which can save lives.