Two Johnson City Women Indicted, Charged in Fentanyl-Laced Overdose Death

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Two Johnson City women face charges in connection to an overdose death after an investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Drug investigators working for the TBI along with the Johnson City Police Department started investigating the drug overdose death of a Washington County man in November.

TBI agents discovered that the man bought heroin laced with fentanyl shortly before he died.

Police linked Tasha Williams and Darlicia Jordan to the case and alleged they sold the batch of heroin to the victim.

In recent years, the TBI has focused relentless efforts into solving drug cases to help combat the opioid epidemic.

“The top priority for drug dealers is making money. They don’t care whether their customers live or die,” said T.J. Jordan, Assistant Director of the TBI’s Drug Investigation Division. “We want dealers to know we are coming after them, and they will face more consequences than ever before if the drugs they’re selling kill someone.”

This week, a Washington County grand jury sent a message to drug dealers in the area by returning indictments connecting Williams and Jordan to the man's death.

Williams was charged with one count of reckless homicide, one count of sale of schedule I controlled substance in a drug-free school zone, one count of delivery of schedule 1 controlled substance in a drug-free school zone, and maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are sold.

Jordan was charged with one count of reckless homicide, one count of sale of schedule 1 controlled substance in a drug-free school zone, and one count of delivery of schedule 1 controlled substance in a drug-free school zone.

Both Williams and Jordan were arrested Friday morning and booked into the Washington County Jail on a $50,000 bond.

http://www.wvlt.tv/content/news/Two-Johnson-City-women-indicted-charged-in-overdose-death-475674863.html

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