Tag Archives: drugs

Arrests Made for Pills, Crack, Meth, Pot, Guns, ACSO Says

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Staff reports 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 […]

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Views on Rural Opioid Abuse Sought

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Staff reports Residents of Alcorn County and other rural areas can visit this USDA web page to say what opioid abuse prevention, treatment and recovery strategies have worked best in their communities. The interactive feature was launched last week, and the information will be used to create an interactive resource that communities can use to […]

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Suspect Allegedly Fled Deputy After Drugs Found at Home, Sheriff Says

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Staff reports A Corinth man on Thursday allegedly fled law enforcement in a vehicle the day after methamphetamine, marijuana and steroids were found at his home, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. The suspect, Lee Price Boggs, 29, of 25 County Road 521, Corinth, was taken into custody after the pursuit ended on U.S. […]

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Corinth Residents Face Drug Charges

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Staff reports The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office has made a number of drug arrests over the past several days, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Doyle Ray Hicks, 45, of 53 County Road 326, Corinth, was arrested Friday after Alcorn County Deputy Robert Loyd checked a suspicious vehicle stopped on County Road 400, a sheriff’s office […]

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USDA to Host Discussions on Opioid Abuse in Rural Areas

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Staff reports The U.S. Department of Agriculture this month will begin hosting a series roundtable discussions to better understand what rural communities need to address opioid misuse. “The opioid epidemic in rural communities is more than a public health issue,” said Anne Hazlett with USDA Rural Development. “This is a matter of rural prosperity. Opioid […]

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MBN to Keep Working With Coroners to Identify All Overdose Deaths

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics is “disappointed” that legislation concerning the reporting of fatal drug overdoses died in a state Senate committee Tuesday. The bill would have imposed fines and possible license suspensions for coroners and healthcare providers who failed to report overdose deaths to […]

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Rienzi Man Faces Meth Charges, Prentiss County Sheriff Says

Staff reports A Rienzi man was arrested Friday after an undercover investigation resulted in two counts of sale of methamphetamine, according to Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar. Jimmy Dewayne Nanney, 50, of County Road 8021, was already out of jail on bond from a prior meth-related indictment when he was arrested at his residence Friday […]

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Bill Would Penalize Coroners for Unreported Overdose Deaths

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Coroners and healthcare providers would be fined and possibly have their professional licenses suspended if they failed to report overdose deaths to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics under a bill that has passed the Mississippi House. House Bill 1020 says coroners and health care providers would be required […]

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Bible With Cocaine Seized at Jail, Sheriff Says

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Staff reports A Corinth woman was arrested Friday for allegedly attempting to deliver a Bible containing cocaine to an inmate, Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Jolona Nicole Lambert, of 54 County Road 192, was arrested by Alcorn County narcotics investigator Adam Rencher on a charge of introduction of contraband into a correctional facility, a […]

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Corinth Felon Charged With Heroin, Xanax, Gun Possession in Tennessee

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth convicted felon was arrested last week in Jackson, Tenn. after he was allegedly found in possession of heroin, 59 Xanax pills, other drugs and firearms, officials said. Cheron Nicholas Bush, 33, was arrested Feb. 16 after he was seen exiting a vehicle that was reported stolen, […]

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Black Tar Heroin, Various Strains of Fentanyl Hit Alabama. Is Alcorn County Next?

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor As Corinth and Alcorn County law enforcement prepare for a possible increase in heroin and fentanyl, the neighboring states of Alabama and Tennessee have already seen spikes in those substances. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency seized 3,769 grams of heroin in 2015 and 2,067 grams last year compared […]

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Heroin, Fentanyl Crime Lab Submissions Spike in Tennessee

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The state bureau of investigation in nearby Tennessee saw a notable increase in heroin and fentanyl submissions to crime labs last year, according to the agency. Local law enforcement officials have also expressed concerns that Corinth and Alcorn County could see an increase in heroin and fentanyl. In […]

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Life-Saving Drug Used in Alcorn County Overdoses

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County was among the top 15 counties in Mississippi in terms of the number of times an opioid overdose reversal drug was given in nine months last year, a state report says. Emergency medical services data show that the life-saving drug naloxone was administered 27 times in […]

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Alcorn County Residents Charged With Burglary, Sheriff Says

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Staff reports Two Corinth residents were charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling in connection with an alleged incident Tuesday in Alcorn County, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Brandy Leigh Mauney, 37, and Stephen William Hardin, 39, both of County Road 105, were charged with the alleged burglary of a residence on State Highway 350. The […]

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Heroin, Fentanyl Threaten Alcorn County

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth and Alcorn County law enforcement officials are concerned that the highly potent drug fentanyl could become a problem locally. “That’s going to be something we all deal with in the near future is this epidemic in fentanyl,” said Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance. “It’s something we’ve all […]

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‘Unusual’ Drug Allocations Target of New DEA Surge

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Scrutiny will be intensified nationally over the next 45 days on pharmacies and prescribers dispensing unusual or disproportionate amounts of drugs, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday. Alcorn County had 26 drug-poisoning deaths from 2012-2016, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. Of those 26 deaths, nine […]

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100 Pounds of Pot, 450 Doses of Marijuana Wax Seized, MHP Says

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Staff reports A California man was arrested Thursday after more than 100 pounds of marijuana and 450 doses of marijuana wax were allegedly found in the bed of a pickup truck about an hour south of Corinth, the Mississippi Highway Patrol said. George Herbert Stonebreaker, 57, of Paradise, Calif., was stopped for a traffic violation […]

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