TBI Director Warns About New Form Of Heroin

TBIThere were some alarming words Wednesday from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation director about Mexican drug cartels targeting the state with a new form of heroin.
WKRN-TV reports that during budget hearings Wednesday morning for his agency, TBI Director Mark Gwyn told Governor Bill Haslam the cartels are focusing on Tennessee because of the state’s high addiction rate to products like hydrocodone.
Gwyn added during the last year, TBI agents are seeing heroin laced with a synthetic called Fentanyl.
“Fentanyl is what they are cutting the heroin with, you will start seeing Fentanyl labs showing up in the state just like meth labs.
“All you have to do is handle this Fentanyl and you can overdose.
The TBI director indicated tougher penalties in other states against traffickers have helped deter the cartels and he thinks Tennessee should eventually “go in that direction.”