UPDATE: 2:09 p.m. Press Conference:

  • The Murfreesboro Police department and the TBI are holding a news conference to discuss what they say is an important arrest in a heroin trafficking investigation.
  • 2 Colorado women were arrested.
  • Arrest made at Comfort Suites

heroin bust

Director: “Troubling trend developing where heroin is being laced w/ fentanyl.”

According to wikipedia

“Fentanyl (also known as fentanil, brand names Sublimaze,[6] Actiq, Durogesic, Duragesic, Fentora, Matrifen, Haldid, Onsolis,[7]Instanyl,[8] Abstral,[9] Lazanda[10] and others[11]) is a potent, synthetic opioid analgesic with a rapid onset and short duration of action.[12] It is a strong agonist at the μ-opioid receptors. Historically, it has been used to treat breakthrough pain and is commonly used in pre-procedures as a pain reliever as well as an anesthetic in combination with a benzodiazepine.[citation needed]

Fentanyl is approximately 80 to 100 times more potent than morphine and roughly 40 to 50 times more potent than pharmaceutical grade (100% pure) heroin

A full report of the investigation will be in tomorrow’s rutherfordsource.com.

Tuesday Morning 1/26:

Interim Chief Michael Bowen and TBI Director Mark Gwyn will be speaking at news conference, which is slated to start at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Officials will also be discussing the current status of heroin in Tennessee.

Read more: http://www.wsmv.com/story/31057805/police-make-major-arrest-in-heroin-trafficking-investigation#ixzz3yMQfd5CN