KPD: Knoxville Woman Charged for Attempt to Hide Overdose Death

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - A Knoxville woman is in custody after police say she fabricated a story about an overdose victim she reported.

Madonna Blevins, 59, was arrested and charged with filing a false report and tampering with evidence Sunday.

Knoxville Police were called to the Knoxville Fire Department Hall #10 on Sevier Avenue Monday morning where Blevins drove with an overdose victim she said she found on the curb of a nearby apartment complex.

It appeared the victim had died hours prior. After an interview with investigator Tim Riddle, it was determined the 32-year-old victim was dating her son and had died inside Blevins' home overnight.

Investigators say Blevins and her son put the victim into a car before she drove to the fire hall and reported a false story in hopes of disguising the fact that the fatal overdose had occurred in her home.

She is being held in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on a $20,000 bond. This is a developing story and we'll continue to update the details as they become available.

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