Justice Jeffrey Bivins Speaks at 16th Judicial District Recovery Court Graduation

May 17, 2022 at 08:00 am by WGNS

(Rutherford County, TN) On Monday (May 16, 2022), the Recovery Court for the 16th Judicial District held a graduation in Murfreesboro for seven of its participants. Judge Jimm.... Read More

April 29 and 30:Drug Take Back Events

Apr 27, 2022 at 10:46 pm by WGNS

This Friday and Saturday, Prevention Coalition for Success (PC4S), the substance abuse prevention coalition in Rutherford County, will be partnering with Murfreesboro Medical.... Read More

REMINDER: Drug Take-Back scheduled for this Saturday

Apr 26, 2022 at 07:07 pm by WGNS

Residents may dispose of expired and unused prescriptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 30 at the Sheriff’s Office at 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro, sa.... Read More

Tennesseans pay more than national average for prescriptions

Mar 25, 2022 at 08:13 am by Producer

A recent report found Tennessee households pay more than $6,000 a year on prescriptions, far more than the national average of around $4,000 dollars.On Thursday (03/.... 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

Law Enforcement to have additional patrol cars on the street for St. Patrick's Day and into Friday morning

Mar 16, 2022 at 04:20 pm by WGNS

Drinking green beer or any alcoholic beverage topped in clover may sound like a good way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but driving after drinking is an unlucky move. Throu.... Read More

MTSU Forensic Science partners with state agencies to host refresher for 100 TN drug recognition experts

Mar 14, 2022 at 06:03 pm by WGNS

Photo: Tennessee Drug Recognition, or DRE, experts listen intently as MTSU biology assistant professor Kiel Ormerod shares information about the brain and central nervous syst.... Read More

More methamphetamine and fentanyl off the street in Middle Tennessee

Mar 14, 2022 at 01:55 pm by WGNS

  Meth appears to be on the upswing again, but authorities throughout Middle Tennessee have been able to slow the problem of drug dealers being able to distribute their.... Read More

Follow-Up: 15.532 Pounds of Methamphetamine off the streets, Thanks to Rutherford County Sheriff Deputies

Mar 08, 2022 at 03:00 pm by WGNS

Follow-Up – Rutherford County, Tenn. - Patrol deputies recovered $46,000 worth of methamphetamine in a recent arrest that started with a traffic stop.More than 15.5 poun.... Read More

Deputies recover $46,000 worth of methamphetamine

Mar 05, 2022 at 08:11 am by WGNS

More than 15.5 pounds of methamphetamine worth $46,000 was seized during a traffic stop Thursday outside a La Vergne convenience store, a Rutherford County Sheriff’s lie.... Read More

UPDATE: Around $25,000 in Cocaine Seized in Rutherford County Sheriff's Investigation

Mar 03, 2022 at 04:15 pm by WGNS

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - WGNS has more information on a Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office investigation that led to the confiscation of about $25,000 worth of cocaine on.... 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

Opioid abuse continues in Rutherford County and Throughout Tennessee

Feb 17, 2022 at 03:47 pm by WGNS

Opioid abuse continues to be a concern, despite efforts by the state to limit the number of pills that can be prescribed to patients. Erica Herndon with the Prevention Coali.... Read More
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Mother, son arrested after detectives seize drugs, guns, and money

Feb 17, 2022 at 11:07 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  – A mother and son were arrested on drug and firearms charges after members of the Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigations Divisi.... Read More
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Over $620-Thousand in Cash Confiscated During Traffic Stop in Murfreesboro

Feb 11, 2022 at 08:18 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A routine traffic stop by Murfreesboro Police Department Directed Patrol Unit officers nets nearly three-quarters of a million dollars, drugs,.... 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

LSD, Mushrooms and Ecstasy Recovered in a Murfreesboro Police Undercover Sting

Feb 08, 2022 at 01:38 pm by WGNS

  MURFREESBORO, Tenn. –  In an undercover operation headed by the Murfreesboro Police Department Special Investigation Narcotics Unit,  authorities.... Read More

MTSU's Center for Health and Human Services, DrugFree Wilco facilitate police education on opioid use disorder

Jan 27, 2022 at 10:00 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Center for Health and Human Services at Middle Tennessee State University, in partnership with DrugFree Wilco, is helping train more than.... Read More

Multiple Firearms and almost 1-pound of drugs seized an hour from Murfreesboro

Jan 14, 2022 at 12:25 pm by WGNS

About an hour South of Murfreesboro in Belvidere, Tennessee, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, in conjunction with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office an.... Read More

Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Access Increases in Areas With Large Medicaid Population

Jan 04, 2022 at 06:05 pm by WGNS

Researchers report that in communities where Medicaid is a more common source of insurance, providers of buprenorphine, an effective treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD), a.... Read More