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Nashville man charged in string of 2018 fentanyl-laced heroin overdoses

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A Nashville man is in custody after a joint investigation by TBI, DEA, Metro police, Murfreesboro police, and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.  

TBI says the investigation into a string of fentanyl-laced Heroin overdoses began in November 2018. The investigation led to them identifying 26-year-old Lacorious Fuller as a member of the distribution chain.  

Thursday, the agencies raided Fuller’s apartment in the 3000 block of Hillsboro Pike. According to Metro police, they seized heroin, guns, and $14,000 in cash.  

Police say an officer was exposed to heroin while serving the search warrant. He was taken to a Nashville hospital where he received an evaluation and was released.  

TBI arrested Fuller and charged him with one count of conspiracy to distribute schedule I. He was booked into the Rutherford County Jail on $200,000 bond.  

Metro police said they arrested 25-year-old Billy Hughes. His charges were not immediately known.


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