DRUG BUST: Man sold fentanyl-laced drugs to 20-30 people a day, Nashville police say

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Police in Nashville say a man who was recently arrested was distributing approximately one pound of meth and one pound of heroin per week in the area.

Randall Merryman, 41, was arrested last week at a Super 8 Motel after a lengthy investigation into narcotics distribution.

Police said Merryman was a direct source to drug users in West Nashville’s homeless camps.

Detectives believe Merryman sold drugs, some containing fentanyl, to 20-30 people a day over the past several months, according to a release from Metropolitan Nashville Police.

Search warrants were also executed at a home and four West Nashville storage units related to Merryman’s arrest.

According to the release, police seized $23,299 in cash; 34 guns; 2,681 rounds of ammunition; 381 grams of meth; 41 grams of heroin/fentanyl; a motorcycle and a 2018 Dodge Charger.

Almost all the recovered drugs tested positive for fentanyl, which has been linked to 78% of all overdose deaths in Nashville.

A 2 milligram dose of fentanyl can kill an adult, the release said.

Merryman remains under investigation regarding multiple overdose deaths in Davidson and surrounding counties, police said.