TBA Law Blog


Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 28, 2018
A Knoxville drug dealer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in the March 2017 overdose death of a man who bought opioids from him, Knoxnews reports. Initially charged with second-degree murder, Aaron Michael Watson pleaded guilty to reckless homicide as part of a plea agreement. The Knox County District Attorney General’s office has been cracking down on offenders involved in the opioid epidemic. Knox County recorded 293 overdose deaths in 2017.