Detectives Address Overdose Spike with Narcan Kits

Detectives distribute Narcan kits in response to a significant overdose spike in Nashville.

Specialized Investigations Division detectives on Monday distributed Narcan kits to approximately 40 homeless individuals in downtown Nashville due to significant overdose activity reported on Sunday and Monday morning. In one incident, eight people overdosed, resulting in two fatalities. The remaining six individuals were revived with Narcan. Other areas experiencing increased overdose activity include Harding Place near I-24 and the Murfreesboro Pike corridor.

The overdoses predominantly involve a white rock substance sold on the street as crack cocaine, which appears to contain a high concentration of fentanyl. The homeless population has been particularly affected. Patrol officers and detectives from the Neighborhood Safety Unit, which investigates drug overdoses and identifies sources of illicit drugs, are actively warning the public about this spike and encouraging the carrying of Narcan.

For those seeking treatment for drug addiction, the Community Overdose Response Team (CORT) offers free and confidential assistance in finding drug and alcohol treatment for individuals at risk of an overdose. This service is available at no charge, regardless of health insurance status. The team helps determine the appropriate level of care, such as detox, residential, or outpatient treatment. To make a referral or learn more about this community resource, call CORT at 615-687-1701.

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Convicted Felon Arrested After Nashville Shooting

A convicted felon, Jonathan Scott Oglesby, was arrested after a shooting incident on Panorama Drive in Nashville, where he allegedly shot a man during an altercation. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Oglesby, who has 12 felony convictions, was charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and being a felon in possession of a weapon, and is being held on a $77,500 bond. Further details can be found on the Nashville government official website.