Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

HPD investigates overdose, confiscates 1/2 lb. of meth and nearly 30 grams of Fentanyl


Following an overdose death on April 7, 2022, the Hohenwald Police Department obtained a search warrant for the home of James M. Burns, on 207 Commanche Drive, after evidence was found during a thorough investigation which linked Burns to the overdose.

The search warrant was executed the same night where HPD officers recovered 21 grams of methamphetamine, 33 grams of marijuana, digital scales, packaging material, a loaded handgun and pills which are awaiting a lab test for official identification.

On Monday, July 18, 2022, Burns was indicted by a federal grand jury for possession of metha...

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