A Nashville man arrested Tuesday was present in possession of 15,000 tablets laced with fentanyl following a month-long investigation, authorities mentioned.
Investigators with the Murfreesboro Police Division and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) acquired data in June about an individual concerned in a drug trafficking ring that provides pretend Roxicodone tablets, the TBI mentioned. Roxicodone is a model title of Oxycodone, an opioid that may assist deal with ache.
Brokers and detectives recognized the suspect as 22-year-old Angel Rodriguez Troche, the company mentioned.
On Tuesday, authorities busted Troche with roughly 15,000 fentanyl-laced tablets, in response to the TBI. He faces one rely of possession of fentanyl over 300 grams and was booked into the Rutherford County Jail on a $150,000 bond.
Fentanyl is an artificial opioid that “is roughly 100 instances stronger than morphine and 50 instances stronger than heroin as an analgesic,” in response to the Division of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration.
The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s Nationwide Middle for Well being Statistics estimates there have been 107,622 drug overdose deaths in 2021, with 71,238 of these deaths associated to artificial opioids akin to fentanyl.