Local Residents Remembered Loved Ones Earlier This Week at Overdose Awareness Event

Sep 01, 2022 at 08:38 am by WGNS

On Wednesday, Rutherford County residents took part in an event for the International Overdose Awareness Day. The day focused on ending overdoses, remembering without stigma.... Read More

Shelbyville man charged in drug-related death of 21-year-old

Aug 16, 2022 at 07:07 pm by WGNS

BEDFORD COUNTY – A joint investigation by special agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Bedford County Sheriff&r.... Read More

4 Pounds of Fentanyl-Laced Meth is Off the Streets of Middle Tennessee

Jun 27, 2022 at 01:26 pm by WGNS

Over 4-pounds of meth is off the streets in Middle Tennessee, thanks to recent arrests made in Nashville. There, Metro narcotics detectives, joined by TBI agents, on Sunday.... Read More

Arrest in Drug Overdose Death of Rutherford County Woman

Jun 25, 2022 at 06:43 pm by WGNS

    A months-long investigation into the June 2021 fentanyl overdose death of a Rutherford County woman has resulted in the indictment of accused drug seller Blake.... Read More

Local man survives overdose, credits care counselor and Rutherford County Deputies

Apr 07, 2022 at 03:30 pm by WGNS

  Alex Farris knows he’s fortunate to be alive.29-Year-old Farris of Eagleville almost died in January 2021 when he overdosed on fentanyl. Farris was homeless with.... Read More

Another fentanyl related overdose death and another arrest near Rutherford County, TN

Mar 21, 2022 at 10:41 am by WGNS

The Grundy County Grand Jury has returned indictments on two men for second degree murder. The case, like several others in the past month, revolves around dangerous drugs con.... Read More

UPDATE: Smyrna Police Department arrest Smyrna resident charged with second degree murder

Feb 21, 2022 at 01:39 pm by WGNS

SMYRNA, Tennessee— The Smyrna Police Department has arrested and charged a woman with second degree murder. SPD detectives arrested Kristen Tweed of Smyrna, TN, on cha.... Read More

Inmate recovers from reported drug overdose at Rutherford County adult detention center

Feb 09, 2022 at 03:03 pm by WGNS

An inmate overdosed after she ingested a substance believed to be fentanyl allegedly given to her by another inmate while they waited to be booked Tuesday (Feb. 8, 2022) at th.... Read More

Three people indicted for the fentanyl overdose death of a Murfreesboro man and other related charges

Dec 09, 2021 at 11:39 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A Rutherford County Grand Jury has indicted two men and a woman for murder and other fentanyl related charges surrounding the April 2021 dea.... Read More

Two Murfreesboro Men Charged With 2nd Degree Murder

Jul 23, 2021 at 05:51 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Two Rutherford County men have been indicted in connection with the drug-related death of Murfreesboro's Joshua Dickerson on October 31, 2019.The cause of.... Read More

Woman Arrested on 2nd Degree Murder Indictment in Connection with Fatal Drug Overdose

Jul 07, 2021 at 07:15 am by WGNS

In Nashville, the Metro Police Department's Specialized Investigations Division arrested 31-year-old Natalie P. Neil on a 2nd degree murder indictment charging her with supp.... Read More

STOP Program helps Drug Dependent People Recover

Dec 30, 2020 at 10:01 am by WGNS

When Chris Hale’s best friend died of an overdose, the shock brought new life to Hale.Hale, 26, of Rockvale found his friend deceased Oct. 11 and called the Sheriff&rsqu.... Read More

11 Murders and Approximately 120 Suicide, Overdose, Unknown Cause of Death Cases in Murfreesboro

Dec 02, 2020 at 11:15 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro Detectives continue to actively work cases involving shootings and murders. Detective James Abbott in the Violent Crimes Unit reported some of the numbers for 202.... Read More

UPDATE: Three Mid-State Men Indicted On Drug Distribution Charges

Nov 23, 2020 at 11:31 am by WGNS

A Rutherford County resident is among three men who were indicted in February as part of a deadly heroin and fentanyl distribution network. In November, those three were taken.... Read More

Arrest in Overdose Death of Smithville Woman - Fentanyl Contributing Factor

Nov 18, 2020 at 12:23 pm by WGNS

DEKALB COUNTY – A joint investigation by Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the DeKalb County Sheriff&.... Read More

Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services highlight latest craze called "NARCAN Parties"

Sep 03, 2020 at 09:54 am by WGNS

Something described as a NARCAN Party is the latest worry that parents should know about. NARCAN is a life saving medication given to those who overdose on narcotics, which is.... Read More

TN Marked International Overdose Awareness Day on Monday

Sep 01, 2020 at 08:00 am by WGNS

Tennesseans paused on the last day of August with others around the world to remember, reflect and recover from the effects of overdose.The state departments of Health and Men.... Read More

Michael DeLeon with Steered Straight on Dramatic Increase in Overdoses and Suicides*

Aug 31, 2020 at 10:57 am by Producer

Bryan talks to Michael DeLeon with Steered Straight about the dramatic increase in drug and overdose deaths in the United States. 16:00

Free Class in Cannon County on Overdoses and How to Utilize NARCAN

Jul 27, 2020 at 12:00 pm by WGNS

In nearby Woodbury, the Cannon County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will hold its August online Building Community Resources Series presentation on Tuesday, August 4th.... Read More