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Man Arrested In Sale Of Counterfeit Pills

Posted at 2:54 PM, Jul 09, 2016

A man has been arrested after distributing fake Percocet pills that allegedly led to three deaths.

Authorities with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Murfreesboro Police Department, and Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case that led to the arrest of 30-year-old Johnny L. Williams, of Murfreesboro.

Agents said they worked to track the source of the pills that had been contributing to multiple drug overdoses in the Murfreesboro area.

The counterfeit Percocet pills were laced with Fentanyl and had resulted in the deaths of three people in addition to the nearly 15 overdoses in Rutherford County.

The investigation led to Williams as one of those responsible.

Williams was arrested at his home on Mason Pike Friday night.

He has been charged with one count of sale of a schedule II controlled substance. He was booked into the Rutherford County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Officials confirmed the investigation remained ongoing. Additional charges and other suspects have been anticipated.