Tennessee agents warning public after discovering 'dangerous drug combinations'

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says it has received samples from cases showing what could be a deadly drug combination being sold.

Posted: Dec 4, 2017 4:03 PM

Tennessee agents are letting the public know about a drug combination submitted to a lab which could have deadly consequences for those who use it.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says it has reveived two different pieces of evidence which contain a deadly combination of drugs. One sample contained a combination of ketamine, tramadol, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl while another sample was a powder containing methamphetamine, acrylfentanyl and methoxyacetylfentanyl.

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“These are combinations of drugs that don’t even make sense, and they are combinations that are lethal,” says TBI Drug Investigation Division Assistant Director T.J. Jordan.

This may be the first time agents have seen these combinations in Tennessee, and they are concerned there may be more drug cocktails on the market that could lead to higher death rates.

While agents have noticed the powerful painkiller fentanyl in other opiates, they are now seeing evidence where samples of cocaine are testing positive for the narcotic.

Tennessee has a toll-free number, the Tennessee REDLINE, for anyone struggling with addiction. You can call that number at 1-800-889-9789.

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