Police crack down on heroin in the mid-state

Posted at 8:46 PM, Jun 14, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — It's a problem throughout Middle Tennessee, and now police are on the offensive, making several drug busts across the state, and in one case, shutting down what prosecutors say was a massive heroin pipeline between Chicago and Nashville.

40-year-old Brandon Bradford was sentenced this week to 30 years behind the bars of a federal prison, after being convicted late last year of helping run a massive Heroin pipeline from Chicago to Nashville, over the years bringing in more than 18 kilograms of heroin to be sold in the mid-state.

In Algood, police there say officers arrested Jonathon Clark at a Speedway Gas station, after searching his car and finding he was carrying heroin.

Also in Algood -- Officers say they responded to a Murphys gas station to find Tammy Rogers passed out in her car. They found drug paraphernalia in her car, and a substance they say they think was heroin.

And in Murfreesboro, charges are coming down after an undercover investigation netted multiple arrests.

Three of the five people arrested -- Robert Ray Yates, Antonio Johnson and Shatika Floyd -- had already been arrested last year for selling fentanyl-laced heroin throughout Middle Tennessee.