Month-Long Action Brought 255 Arrests in North Mississippi
The Corinth Police Department and Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office were among the more than 30 North Mississippi law enforcement agencies who collaborated with state and federal authorities during a recent month-long enforcement initiative.
“Operation Triple Beam” resulted in the arrests of 255 individuals in North Mississippi. Charges included homicide, assault, robbery, arson, drug distribution, illegal gun crimes and failure to register as a sex offender.
Approximately $52,773 worth of narcotics, $50,565 cash, and 76 firearms were seized and 11 stolen vehicles were recovered. The effort was led by the U.S. Marshals Service and also focused on gang members and violent fugitives.
Almost 200 registered sex offenders were checked for registration requirements, and checks were also conducted on 150 federal and state probationers.
“Again and again, law enforcement in North Mississippi has given the rest of this nation an example of what we can accomplish when we bring together the resources and expertise of our federal officers with the street level intelligence of our state and local partners,” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.