Narcan used for inmate overdoses every 12 days on average inside Nashville jails

A medical incident earlier in November prompted some questions about how frequently overdoses are happening in Nashville’s jails. So far in 2018, medical staff have responded to, and used Narcan in, a total of 29 cases within Davidson County Jails – once every 12 days, on average. On what was an otherwise normal Friday morning at 7 A.M. in the D1 housing unit inside a Nashville jail, which houses 61 inmates in an open barracks style unit, there was a sudden medical emergency with an inmate. 32-year-old James Livingston, who…

2 visitors overdose while visiting patient at Vanderbilt Medical Center

Christopher Ernest Woods & Sandra Lee Phillips were visiting a friend on the 8th floor of Vanderbilt Medical Center this week, when on Wednesday May 9th, staff found them in the room of the patient they were visiting, unresponsive and both showing signs of an apparent overdose. Nurses and doctors immediately began treatment, and then contacted police to report the incident at 7:40 AM. While treating the male, Christopher Woods, 2 prescription bottles were found in his pockets, and turned over to police. It was immediately noticed that the pills…

Kristi Smith Arrested. DCSO: She had a syringe WHERE?

If you thought your Monday was bad this week, here’s a line from a charging affidavit for Kristi Lea Smith, from the DCSO (Davidson County Sheriff’s Office): “UPON A SEARCH IN DCSO CUSTODY, DAVIDSON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTIES LOCATED A SYRINGE IN THE DEFENDANT’S VAGINA.” Kristi Lea Smith was initially arrested on drug paraphernalia charges on Monday, after she was found to have been in a vehicle with someone that had overdosed, who medics eventually found slumped over the steering wheel in the vehicle. Witnesses place her in the vehicle, and…