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Corinth Man Charged With Meth Possession

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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 an arrest warrant on him, […]

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Duo Charged With Meth Trafficking, Possession of Explosive Devices

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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 with intent to manufacture meth […]

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Woman Allegedly Possessed Liquid Meth

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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 also enhanced because Cotner was […]

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Corinth Man Arrested on Meth, Firearm Charges

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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 in his pocket. The serial […]

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Man, 72, Arrested for Alleged Meth Possession

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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 on a $7,500 bond. Austin’s […]

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Glen Man Charged With Meth Possession in Tishomingo County

Staff reports A 29-year-old Glen man was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop Friday in Tishomingo County, according to the sheriff’s office. Zachery Bascomb, 102 County Road 352, Glen, was charged in the alleged incident that came about after a westbound vehicle was stopped on Highway 72 for not […]

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Corinth Woman Charged With Felony Meth Possession

Staff reports A 35-year-old Corinth woman has been charged with felony possession of methamphetamine in Tishomingo County. Karen Carter of County Road 220 was charged in the incident that allegedly occurred on Monday on State Highway 25 in Iuka. The sheriff’s office stopped a vehicle for improper equipment and found that the driver did not […]

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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 office says. On Thursday, sheriff’s […]

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

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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 more than $30,000. Three women […]

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Former Meth User Now Helps Others Battling Addiction

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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 Stabilization Unit and shares his […]

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Narcotics Bureau Made 50 Meth Arrests in Alcorn County in 2016

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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 to get the meth off […]

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

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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, 28, sitting in the car, […]

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

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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 spokeswoman. That means the agency […]

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Adolescent Crisis Center Would Help Alcorn County, Counselor Says

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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 in middle school, said Theresa […]

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