NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reported a Murfreesboro man has been arrested for the distribution of fake Percocet pills.
Authorities said the number of people found unconscious and then rushed to the emergency room, after taking fake Percocet, is increasing in Middle Tennessee.
Counterfeit Percocet pills laced with Fentanyl have resulted in the deaths of three individuals and have accounted for as many as 15 other drug overdoses in Rutherford County, according to the TBI.
The TBI along with detectives from the Murfreesboro Police Department began tracking the counterfeit pills and allege Johnny Williams, 30, was responsible for selling the narcotics.
Williams was taken into custody Friday night at his home on Mason Pike in Murfreesboro. He was charged with one count of sale of schedule II controlled substance and booked into the Rutherford County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
The investigation remains ongoing and additional charges and subjects are anticipated.