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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…

Meth Seized After Gunfire Report, Police Say

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth Police seized more than 20 grams of methamphetamine after responding to a report of gunfire, an official said. Corinth Police responded to Corinth Inn & Suites on U.S. Highway 72 West on April 23 at about 11 a.m. after someone reported that a…

Arrests Made After Locals Allegedly Found With Meth, Sheriff Says

Staff reports The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office made some methamphetamine-related arrests over the weekend, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Corinth resident Jarvis Bell, 37, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance after the vehicle he was driving was stopped for allegedly having no license plate Saturday on County…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Corinth Woman Accused of Endangering Child

Staff reports A 36-year-old Corinth woman allegedly endangered a 1-year-old child, an indictment charges. Amanda Lane Turner was recently indicted by an Alcorn County Grand Jury for an incident that allegedly occurred July 31, 2017. The indictment charges that Turner knowingly caused or permitted the child “to be present where…

Corinth Man Provided Meth to Child, Indictment Alleges

Staff reports A Corinth man was recently indicted for allegedly providing methamphetamine to a child under 13 years old. Zachery Louis Bascomb, 30, was indicted by an Alcorn County Grand Jury for the alleged incident. The crime allegedly occurred on Oct. 13, 2016. Bascomb “willfully, unlawfully and feloniously” endangered the…

Corinth Man Charged With Bringing Meth to Tish County Jail

Staff reports A Corinth man was charged with felony introduction of narcotics into a correctional facility, according to the Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Office. Nathan Lee Shelton, 31, 132A County Road 405, Corinth, was arrested Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said. Shelton was arrested after the deputies looked into a situation involving…

Corinth Police Seize 47 Grams of Meth, Official Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Corinth Police Department seized a “substantial” amount of methamphetamine during a traffic stop Sunday, an official said. Duane Ruggles, 37, of Third Street, Corinth, was charged with trafficking a controlled substance after he was allegeldy found in possession of approximately 47 grams…

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…

Meth Was Allegedly in Suspect’s Possession, Sheriff’s Office Says

Staff reports A 54-year-old Walnut man was recently arrested in Alcorn County after he was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Scott Crum, of County Road 755, Walnut, allegedly possessed about 6 grams of methamphetamine and a small amount of marijuana, a sheriff’s…

Suspects Allegedly Possessed Meth, Sheriff’s Office Says

Staff reports The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office recently made two separate methamphetamine-related arrests, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Adrian Dixon was, 31, of Corinth, was arrested Wednesday after he was allegedly found to be in possession of about 1.6 grams of crack cocaine, 0.3 grams of methamphetamine and a .38…

Meth, Morphine Were Allegedly in Corinth Man’s Possession

Staff reports A 24-year-old Corinth man who was arrested Sunday allegedly possessed methamphetamine, morphine and marijuana, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Jacob Cassidy Feazell, 46 County Road 726, was arrested at about 12:57 a.m. Sunday by Alcorn County Deputy Tim Boggs. Feazell allegedly possessed about 5 grams of…

Meth Arrest Made After Early Morning Traffic Stop in Alcorn County

Staff reports An Alcorn County woman was arrested in the early morning hours Sunday for allegedly possessing about eight grams of methamphetamine, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. Crystal Irons, 32, State Highway 356 West, also had $2,300 in U.S. currency, a sheriff’s office news release said. Irons was arrested after Alcorn…

Alcorn Sheriff’s Office Makes Felony Meth Arrest

Staff reports A 26-year-old Corinth man was arrested Wednesday afternoon by the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office after he was allegedly found to be in possession of about 10 grams of methamphetamine, Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. The suspect, Curtis Lee Collins, was also found to be in possession of methylphenidate, which…

Corinth Man Charged With Meth Possession

Staff reports A 48-year-old Corinth man was arrested on a felony drug charge Thursday, according to the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office. Scotty Lane McDowell, 9 County Road 127, was allegedly in possession of 1.2 grams of methamphetamine when authorities entered a residence at 212 County Road 335, Corinth, to execute…

Duo Charged With Meth Trafficking, Possession of Explosive Devices

Staff reports Two Corinth residents are being charged with trafficking methamphetamine and possession of explosive devices, according to the Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office. Jeremy A. Dillman, 31 of County Road 172, and Kathryn E. Murphy, 30, County Road 111, are also being charged with possession of two or more precursors…

Woman Allegedly Possessed Liquid Meth

Staff reports The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Tishomingo woman Monday on a charge of felony possession of a controlled substance. The woman, Melissa K. Cotner, 34, Highway 25, Tishomingo, allegedly possessed 3 cubic centimeters of liquid methamphetamine, according to a sheriff’s office news release. The possession charge was…

Corinth Man Arrested on Meth, Firearm Charges

Staff reports A 37-year-old Corinth man was arrested last week on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The methamphetamine charge against the suspect, Justin H. Darrell, of County Road 105, was also enhanced since he was allegedly in possession of a firearm…

Man, 72, Arrested for Alleged Meth Possession

Staff reports A Corinth man was arrested early Wednesday morning on a charge of felony possession of methamphetamine, according to Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell. Johnny W. Austin, 72, of County Road 600, was also charged with several misdemeanor traffic violations and was being held in the Alcorn County Jail…

Corinth Man Charged With Felony Meth Possession in Tishomingo County

Staff reports Jeffery Allen Green, 34, of 5 County Road 285, Corinth, has been charged with felony possession of methamphetamine in Tishomingo County, according to the sheriff’s office. A woman, Susan Bumpous, 37, Burnsville, who was with Green was charged with introduction of narcotics into a correctional facility, the sheriff’s…

Three Women Charged With Drug Trafficking After ‘Large’ Meth Bust

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office with the help of other authorities on Thursday made a large methamphetamine bust, and three women are in jail. Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said just over 3 pounds of meth were seized with a street value of…

Former Meth User Now Helps Others Battling Addiction

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A recovering methamphetamine addict who spent four years in federal prison now helps others in Corinth who are struggling with drugs and mental health problems. Stacy Shadburn is a certified peer support specialist for Region IV in Corinth. He works at the Crisis…

Narcotics Bureau Made 50 Meth Arrests in Alcorn County in 2016

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics made 50 methamphetamine arrests in Alcorn County in 2016, according to a spokeswoman. Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said that is a high number, but he believes there are more cases to be made. His office works diligently…

Corinth Woman, Rienzi Man Charged With Meth Possession in Tishomingo County

Staff reports A Corinth woman was arrested by the Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Department on Saturday and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in someone’s driveway in the area of County Road 169 and found Jenia Tackett,…

Meth Arrests Made by MBN in Alcorn County Up Over Last Year

Methamphetamine arrests made by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics in Alcorn County are up over last year. As of Sept. 30 this year, the agency had made 28 meth arrests in Alcorn County. In all of last year, the agency made 11 meth arrests in the county, according to a…

Adolescent Crisis Center Would Help Alcorn County, Counselor Says

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth part in a series of stories on mental health and substance abuse services in Alcorn County. By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It is “scary” how popular meth is right now, a local mental health counselor said. Methamphetamine is even a problem with children…