Traffic stop and arrest of three women in Fannin County leads to 10 more arrests in Tennessee

Traffic stop and arrest of three women in Fannin County leads to 10 more arrests in Tennessee

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The Gist: Three women were arrested in Fannin County after a traffic stop uncovered a significant stash of suspected fentanyl pills.

What Happened?: Megan Lowery, 36, Laura Kilgo, 55, and Amanda Lang, 41, were pulled over on Highway 5 in McCaysville for a traffic violation. According to the GBI, the stop led to the discovery of hundreds of suspected fentanyl pills. Further digging pointed to a Tennessee home as the source, where a subsequent raid resulted in 10 more arrests.

By The Numbers:

  • 75: Suspected fentanyl pills found with Amanda Lang.
  • 250: Suspected fentanyl pills and methamphetamine found with Laura Kilgo.
  • 500+: Pills seized from the Tennessee home.
  • 10: Individuals arrested in the Tennessee raid.
  • 2: Firearms confiscated.

Why It Matters: The arrest of the three women and the subsequent raid in Tennessee highlights the ongoing battle against the opioid crisis. Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is particularly dangerous and has been linked to a surge in overdose deaths.

What’s Next?: The investigation continues, with multiple law enforcement agencies involved. The public is urged to report any related information to GBI ARDEO at (706) 348-7410 or through the See Something, Send Something app.

For anonymous tips, reach out online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online or call 1-800-597-TIPS(8477).

Fentanyl Deaths in Georgia:

  • Fentanyl-related overdose deaths in Georgia have been increasing since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Between May 1, 2020, and April 30, 2021, fentanyl-involved overdose deaths increased by 106.2% compared to the same time period the previous year​.
  • From 2019 to 2021, fentanyl-involved overdose deaths in Georgia increased by 230%​.
  • In total, Georgia experiences 1,408 overdose deaths per year.
  • 1.65% of all deaths in Georgia are from drug overdose.
  • The state’s overdose death rate is 13.1 deaths out of every 100,000 residents​.

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