Lemmons, Daniel

Daniel Lemmons

A Portland man has been charged with second degree murder in the overdose death of a local man.

Daniel D. Lemmons, 51, of 1834 Hwy. 52 E, was charged July 17 with selling illegal narcotics that resulted in the death of Raymond Anthony Sadler.

According to a police report, on Feb. 7, Portland police were called to 117 Jaska Ann Circle to investigate a suspicious death. An autopsy revealed that Sadler had died as a result of a Fentanyl overdose.

A thorough investigation, which included interviews and analysis of evidence led detectives to Lemmons as the individual who had reportedly sold the illegal drug.

Lemmons was indicted in the July session of the Sumner County Grand Jury. After a bench warrant was issued, he was picked up by Portland police on a traffic stop July 15 and transported to the Sumner County Jail.

His bond amount was set at $250,000.

This is at least the second murder arrest made in Sumner County in the last four months involving overdose deaths.

In March, Gallatin police arrested suspected drug dealer 32-year-old Brandon Flatford and charged him with one count of second-degree murder following a nine-month investigation into the death of a Gallatin man last year.

In Tennessee, second degree murder is a Class A felony which is punishable by 15 to 60 years in prison  and fines up to $50,000.

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