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Corinth Man Indicted on Meth Charge

A 55-year-old Corinth man has been indicted on a methamphetamine charge, court records show. Stuart Kevin Holley, of County Road 408, allegedly sold, bartered, transferred, distributed or dispensed meth, the indictment charges. The indictment alleges that the amount of meth involved was at least two grams but less than 10…

Convicted Felon Charged With Meth Trafficking, Corinth Police Say

A Corinth man has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine after Corinth Police narcotics investigators executed a search warrant at his residence Friday, police said James Williams Wimsatt, 40, was arrested as he was leaving his Gaines Road residence Friday after a six-month Corinth Police Department investigation. About 4.6 ounces of…

Corinth Police Make Drug Arrests

By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today The Corinth Police Department has made a number of drug arrests this month. Cindy Collins of Shiloh, Tenn. was arrested June 16 and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Collins was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by Corinth Police at the intersection of…

Corinth Woman Charged With Meth Trafficking

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth woman has been charged with trafficking methamphetamine after Corinth Police narcotics investigators allegedly found more than 30 grams of the drug at a North Parkway residence, an official said. Brittany Waddell, 31, has been charged with meth trafficking in connection with…

Multi-Agency Effort Brings Drug Trafficking, Stolen Property Charges

Staff reports A coordinated effort between several law enforcement agencies led to the execution of a search warrant and a Corinth man being charged with drug trafficking, possession of stolen property and other charges, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Jeffery Wade Lindsey, 49, 14 County Road 513, was…

Sheriff's Office Arrests Corinth Man for Alleged Heroin Possession

Staff reports A Corinth man was arrested last week after he was allegedly found in possession of heroin, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Samuel Nathan Clark, 1304 W. Clover Lane, allegedly possessed approximately 1.5 grams of heroin, a sheriff’s office news release said. Clark was driving on Alcorn…

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

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…

Views on Rural Opioid Abuse Sought

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…

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

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…

Corinth Residents Face Drug Charges

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…

USDA to Host Discussions on Opioid Abuse in Rural Areas

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…

MBN to Keep Working With Coroners to Identify All Overdose Deaths

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…

Bill Would Penalize Coroners for Unreported Overdose Deaths

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…

Bible With Cocaine Seized at Jail, Sheriff Says

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…

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

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…

Heroin, Fentanyl Crime Lab Submissions Spike in Tennessee

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…

Life-Saving Drug Used in Alcorn County Overdoses

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…

Alcorn County Residents Charged With Burglary, Sheriff Says

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…

Heroin, Fentanyl Threaten Alcorn County

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…

‘Unusual’ Drug Allocations Target of New DEA Surge

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.…

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

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…

Sheriff’s Office Makes Meth Arrests, Man Charged With Drug Trafficking

Staff reports The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office this week made two separate methamphetamine-related arrests, one of which netted about 60 grams, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. The sheriff’s office arrested New Site resident Anthony Scott Merryman, 29, on Monday when he was allegedly found in possession of approximately 60 grams…