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Two indicted on heroin charges

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By Cindy Simpson

Two Oliver Springs residents were named in a federal indictment charging them with distributing heroin that resulted in an alleged overdose.

According to a news release from the office of U.S. Attorney William C. Killian’s office, Randall Keith Fowler, 47, and Brenda Lynn Fowler, 46, were charged with conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance, where serious bodily injury (an overdose) to another person resulted from the use of heroin.

Dominique Davon Gordon, 18, of Detroit, was also charged in the case.

If convicted, each defendant faces a mandatory minimum term of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $2 million.

Because bodily injury due to of heroin use is alleged, the mandatory minimum prison sentence is raised from five to 20 years.

The indictment came after an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Ninth Judicial Drug Task Force and Oliver Springs Police Department.