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

Woman wanted for meth related charges AND the number of meth quarantined properties in Rutherford County

Dec 28, 2021 at 11:27 pm by WGNS

About 60-miles East of Murfreesboro in Grundy County, Tennessee, authorities are on the lookout for a woman accused of manufacturing methamphetamines. The Grundy County Sher.... Read More

Federal Jury convicts former Manchester clinic owner of unlawful opioid distribution

Sep 06, 2021 at 11:27 am by WGNS

On September 1, 2021, following a three-day trial in the United States District Court at Chattanooga, a jury convicted 64-year-old Mark Daniel Allen, formerly of Manchester, T.... Read More

Rutherford County Sheriff's Deputies Seize Fentanyl Pills

Sep 02, 2021 at 06:01 pm by WGNS

A Michigan man was charged after he allegedly possessed 176 illegal Fentanyl pills intended to be sold in Rutherford County, said Rutherford County Sheriff’s Capt. Britt.... Read More

50+ Pounds of White Powder, Presumed to be Fentanyl, Seized from Truck

Aug 13, 2021 at 09:36 am by WGNS

More drugs are off the streets of Middle Tennessee, thanks to a recent traffic stop in Music City.  The traffic stop of a tractor-trailer on I-40 in West Nashville o.... Read More

Suspect in 2017 Kendrick Love Murder Awaiting Trial

Jul 28, 2021 at 11:30 am by WGNS

A trial date has been set for the suspect accused of killing Kendrick Love in May of 2017. The upcoming court case will take place in February of next year. Rutherford County.... 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

Organization that Focuses on Helping those with Mental Illness or Addiction Open New / Larger Facility in Murfreesboro

Jul 16, 2021 at 02:38 pm by WGNS

Volunteer Behavioral Health in Murfreesboro recently expanded and moved into a brand new facility on Williams Drive near Medical Center Parkway. Previous to their move this.... Read More

Addiction and Mental Health Struggles in the Past 16-Months

Jul 08, 2021 at 03:12 pm by WGNS

We are now starting to see the results of how COVID-19 impacted those who struggled with addiction.That was Megan Davenport with the Tennessee Department of Correction’s.... 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

The Rising Concern of Fentanyl in Street Drugs in Rutherford County

Jun 22, 2021 at 01:47 pm by WGNS

Illegal drug use continues to plague communities like Murfreesboro and the numbers look to only be increasing.One of the many drugs used on the street is fentanyl, which h.... Read More