Memphis firefighter arrested for heroin possession

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis firefighter is charged with possession of a controlled substance (heroin) with intent to manufacture/deliver/sell.

James Anderson, who has been with the department since November 2002, was found unconscious in a parking lot in the 1700 block of Paragon near Nonconnah Monday afternoon.

A witness found Anderson in his van with a syringe in his lap and a bottle cap, then called 911.

Anderson, who was wearing a Memphis Fire Department shirt at the time, was taken to the hospital.

Investigators later found a syringe wrapper and two packages of heroin in the door handle, and a syringe and empty sodium chloride flush syringe in the glove compartment.

Anderson’s bond was set at $5,000. He has been relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of the investigation.

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