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TBI charges Tracy City couple for distributing fentanyl in Marion County

46-year-old Carol Smith and 27-year-old Steven Adkins as the suspects the TBI says is responsible for selling and delivering oxycodone and fentanyl. (Images: TBI/MGN)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is charging a man and woman from Tracy City with selling and distributing fentanyl and oxycodone in Marion County.

The TBI says over several months in 2016, agents with the Drug Investigation Division conducted undercover operations in Marion County, chasing leads on fentanyl and oxycodone distribution.

During the course of the investigation, the TBI says agents bought from the suspects fentanyl that had been pressed into a pill form, and disguised as oxycodone.

The TBI says agents developed information that identified 46-year-old Carol Smith and 27-year-old Steven Adkins as the suspects responsible for selling and delivering oxycodone and fentanyl.

On December 4th, the Marion County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Smith and Adkins, each with two counts of sale/delivery of a schedule II controlled substance.

On December 7th, agents arrested and booked Smith into the Marion County Jail on a $17,500 bond.

Agents arrested Adkins Tuesday in Grundy County. His bond was set at $10,000.

Earlier this month, the TBi issued a statewide warning about the dangers of fentanyl being mixed with other drugs. Read more about that here.

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