Police are noticing a resurgence of heroin in Nashville and across the country as an unintended consequence of the war on prescription drugs. Nashville Metro Police Sgt. Gene Davis, left, and his undercover narcotics team have seized around 982 grams of heroin at a street cost of $200,000. Metro Police Lt. Shawn Parris, right, stands next to the heroin that was seized by undercover officers at the Metro Police East Precinct property room on Monday, June 10, 2013, in Nashville.
Photo by The Tennessean /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Sunday, July 7th, 2013
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It was only a few years ago that narcotics detectives in Tennessee started running into something they thought was new. It was usually brown, either in a powder or tar form. And addicts were itching for it.