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Posts tagged as “fentanyl”

Corinth Man With Fentanyl Arrested in Alcorn County, Sheriff Says

Staff reports The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Corinth man Saturday after he was allegedly found in possession of numerous drugs, including fentanyl, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Alcorn County Deputy Lucas Wooten arrested Steven Anthony King, 31, 70 County Road 738, after a traffic stop on U.S. Highway…

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…

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…