Woman accused of leaving Fentanyl patch at Grundy County Courthouse

ALTAMONT, Tenn. (GRUNDY COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE) – A Franklin County woman has been arrested after being accused of leaving the drug fentanyl stuck to a door facing at the Grundy County Courthouse.

41-year old Heather Michelle Hodge of Estill Springs was charged late Monday night after being identified on courthouse surveillance video.

The incident occurred on Friday.

The Sheriff’s Office says Hodge can be seen in the video sticking a fentanyl patch to a courthouse door and then removing it and attaching it to another entrance that inmates are transported through.

Sheriff’s deputies interviewed Hodge.

They say she confessed to the incident, and told investigators she had been instructed to leave it for an inmate.

She is charged with possession of Schedule II drugs, possession without a prescription, reckless endangerment and conspiracy to introduce contraband to a penal facility.

Hodge is a licensed practical nurse.


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