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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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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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Sheriff Caldwell Applauds Governor’s Opiod and Heroin Task Force

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell praised Gov. Phil Bryant’s creation of the Opiod and Heroin Study Task Force. In some cases, people get addicted to prescription painkillers and can no longer afford to buy them on the street and then turn to heroin, the sheriff said. Overdoses have […]

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