HTTP/1.0 200 OK Content-Type: text/html 'Modern-Day Opium Den' Closed In West Knoxville
Pubdate: Wed, 12 Jul 2017
Source: Knoxville News-Sentinel (TN)
Copyright: 2017 The Knoxville News-Sentinel Co.
Contact:  http://www.knoxnews.com/
Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/226

DA: 'MODERN-DAY OPIUM DEN' CLOSED IN WEST KNOXVILLE

Authorities on Wednesday closed a West Knoxville apartment that the
Knox County District Attorney General's Office called "a modern-day
opium den."

Apartment 3 at 2818 Dayton St. has been the scene of several overdoses
- -- one resulting in death -- over the past five months, according to a
statement from the District Attorney General's Office.

In the fatal overdose, police believe one of the apartment's
residents, Cassandra Deann Canupp, supplied the victim with drugs,
according to the statement. The victim died of fentanyl and cocaine
intoxication.

Prosecutors and investigators on the Drug Related Death Task Force
closed the apartment by a judge's order under the state nuisance law.

"In short, the residence operates as a haven for criminal activity, is
known in the area as such, and is a continued threat to this
community," the statement reads. "The residence needs to be closed
before another victim overdoses on the property."
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