The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office has made a number of drug-related arrests in recent days, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell.
Jimmy L. Hughey, 63, of County Road 514A, Corinth, was arrested April 3 after he was allegedly found in possession of crack cocaine, hydrocodone pills, oxycodone pills and two guns, a sheriff’s office news release says. He was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of firearm by convicted felon.
Hughey was arrested at an address on state Highway 356 by Alcorn County Deputy Bryon Parker.
Hughey’s bond was set at $15,000 in justice court.
In another case, Edward Lee Sitton, 39, of County Road 340, was arrested Thursday after he was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine.
Sitton was stopped by Alcorn County Deputy Tim Boggs on state Highway 356 near County Road 450 for an alleged traffic violation, the news release said.
Sitton’s bond was set at $10,000 in justice court.
In another case from Thursday, James A. Timbes, 29, of County Road 400, Corinth, was arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana, and the charge was enhanced due to being within 1,500 feet of a church, the news release added.
Timbes was retrieving mail from his mailbox when he was approached by Alcorn County Narcotics Investigator Adam Rencher and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Timbes allegedly had been receiving narcotics through the mail over the past year, according to officials.
Timbes was transported to Alcorn County Jail where he was placed on hold status by the Mississippi Department of Corrections. His justice court bond was set at $10,000.