NASHVILLE – A joint investigation including Special Agents with the Drug Investigation Division of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Tactical Diversion Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, and detectives with the Murfreesboro Police Department, has resulted in the arrest of three Murfreesboro residents on drug-related charges.

In November, law enforcement officers began investigating a series of overdoses that took place in Murfreesboro involving fentanyl-laced heroin. During the course of the investigation, Agents and officers developed information that identified the source of the supply of heroin and methamphetamine for a distribution organization in Middle Tennessee. The investigation revealed that the heroin had been laced with fentanyl prior to being transported to Tennessee. On Monday, law enforcement officers executed search warrants at two locations in Murfreesboro as part of this investigation.

Monday night, officers arrested Robert Ray Yates (DOB 08/11/1981), Shatika Renee Floyd (DOB 07/28/1983), and Antonio Andre Johnson (DOB 08/25/1979).  Yates (below, left) is charged with one count of Manufacturing/ Delivery/ Sale/ Possession of Schedule I, one count of Manufacturing/ Delivery/ Sale/ Possession of Schedule II, and one count of Resisting Arrest. His bond was set at $105,000. Floyd (below, middle) and Johnson (below, right) are each charged with one count of Manufacturing/ Delivery/ Sale/ Possession of Schedule II and two counts of Theft of Property. Bond for each was set at $95,000. All three were booked into the Rutherford County Jail.

    

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