Three subjects arrested in hotel room in Murfreesboro, Opana found

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Murfreesboro Police Officer Jeff Carroll recently learned of suspicious activity at the America's Best Value Inn South Church Street and decided to observe the motel rooms from a distance. On May 5, 2015, Officer Carroll noticed people going in and out of room 210 on the second floor. The MPD officer then went to the room to further investigate.

When the officer was granted permission to enter the hotel room, he observed 35-year old Dwayne Parker with a small baggie of marijuana, he found a woman by the name of Kimberly Ryan, age 32, hiding in a bathroom and he met with a female named Valerie Tidwell, age 36, who is currently on probation.

During the search of the room the officer noted, "Both Mr. Parker and Ms. Tidwell had marks on their arms consistent with I-V drugs use." Officer Carroll also wrote in his report, "Mr. Parker stated to be careful when looking into the trash can, because there were several syringes located there." The Officer found not only several syringes, but also a charred spoon that was in the trash can. The report also stated that Parker had a baggie of Opana on his person at the time of his arrest.


  1. Tidewell was charged with Felony Possession of a Schedule Six drug, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Schedule Two Drug. She was booked under a $9,500 bond.
  2. Parker was booked under a $12,000 bond and charged with Felony Possession of a Schedule Six Drug, Felony Possession of a Schedule Two Drug and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
  3. Ryan was served a theft warrant, and charged for violating her probation. Her bond was $15,000.

All three subjects will be in court this July.

Dangerous Drugs - Negative impact of Opana:


The drug Opana has been is a growing threat in Rutherford County. More and more arrests involving this drug are being made weekly.

According to Narcanon, "Fifteen people who managed to inject material from this pill were hospitalized in Tennessee alone with a condition called thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura -- that is a complicated term describing a problem where small blood clots develop in narrow vessels throughout the body. This problem leads to widespread organ damage, most particularly for the kidneys."


Narcanon - Drug Facts
MPD Arrest Report(s) #15-8846 A,B,C

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