A Knoxville Police Department officer holds a needle seized during the arrest of a Chattanooga man on May 1 at a convenience story on N. Broadway. John Wilson, 46, drew the attention of people who saw him asleep in a car with a needle in his arm. He was charged with heroin possession.
Photo by The Knoxville News Sentinel /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Monday, May 19th, 2014
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As pain pills become more expensive and difficult to find for illicit use, the Knoxville area is seeing a large influx of heroin pumped in from 500 miles away, authorities say.