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TBI warns about ‘active’ drug cartels operating in Tennessee

From Fox 17 in Nashville: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) is warning the public about an uptick in dangerous drugs and violence they see across the state.

TBI Director David Rausch said, “There are two primary cartels that we have found very connected to almost everything we do,” “That is the Sinaloa Cartel out of Mexico and the new Jalisco Cartel. Both of them are actively, very engaged in operations in Tennessee, and we are working closely with our friends at the DEA on addressing that head-on.”

Both cartels are involved with fentanyl. The Centers for Disease Control reports overdoses from fentanyl are the leading cause of death for people ages 18 to 45.

The TBI says they are working with the DEA on drug trafficking every day and ask parents to talk to their children about the dangers of fentanyl and taking any medication that they receive from an unknown or unreliable source. It might just save the child’s life.