Knoxville ‘drug den’ ordered closed under nuisance law

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The Knox County District Attorney General’s Office and the Knoxville Police Department on Thursday closed a home it called a “haven for drug use and drug distribution” that it says was the scene of two overdoses.

The home at 1617 Fay Street was ordered closed until the state nuisance law. According to Gen. Charme Allen’s office, one person overdosed and died at the home last July, and another person overdosed in October, but EMS was able to revive the victim using naloxone.

Police and Allen’s office say they continued to receive complaints about drug use at the residence. Within just the past week, officers made two controlled purchases of heroin at the home.

This is the 53rd closure by the District Attorney’s Office and the Knoxville Police Department under the state nuisance law.

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