2 Johnson City women charged in overdose death
Two Johnson City women have been charged with reckless homicide in connection with an overdose death.
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 43-year-old Tasha Williams and 32-year-old Darlicia Yvette Jordan were arrested.
The TBI said agencies began an investigation in November into a drug overdose which resulted in the death of Washington County man. Agents found the victim purchased heroin, believed to be laced with fentanyl, shortly before he overdosed.
“The top priority for drug dealers is making money. They don’t care whether their customers live or die,” said T.J. Jordan, Assistant Director of the TBI’s Drug Investigation Division. “We want dealers to know we are coming after them, and they will face more consequences than ever before if the drugs they’re selling kill someone.”
“In situations where we have evidence that links a dealer to an overdose death, we will prosecute,” said 1st Judicial District Attorney General Tony Clark. “It’s crucial that we begin targeting the opioid epidemic from all angles, so this is just another way we can hold those distributing these drugs accountable.”
Williams was charged with one count of reckless homicide, one count of sale of Schedule 1 controlled substance in a Drug-Free School Zone, one count of delivery of Schedule 1 controlled substance in a drug-free school zone, and maintaining a dwelling where narcotics are sold. Jordan is charged with one count of reckless homicide, one count of sale of Schedule 1 controlled substance in a drug-free school zone, and one count of delivery of Schedule 1 controlled Substance in a drug-free school zone.
Both women were arrested Friday morning and booked into the Washington County Jail on a $50,000 bond.