On Monday, October 3, 2022, the AHIDTA Drug Related Death Task Force with assistance from Knoxville Police Department Special Operations Squad and Drug Interdiction Unit personnel executed a state search warrant at 1900 Dutch Valley Drive #23. The search warrant was obtained by Organized Crime Unit investigator Terry Pate as part of an ongoing investigation into the overdose deaths of three different individuals in Knoxville in the past few months.
Upon execution of the warrant, officers located and arrested Donjae Bell, DOB 12/29/92. Bell is originally from Detroit, Michigan and is a fugitive from Ohio.
Inside the apartment, officers located both powder and pills that are suspected of being heroin or fentanyl, items for manufacturing, packaging, and selling drugs, and other unknown pills.
Bell was arrested and charged for being a fugitive from justice. The confiscated items have been sent off for testing. Charges are forthcoming from Monday's operation and the investigations into the overdose deaths is continuing.