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Officials seize 3 pounds of meth; arrest 3 local women
by Mark Boehler
Mar 27, 2017 | 9123 views | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Narcotics officers seized just over three pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of over $30,000 and three local women have been arrested for drug trafficking.

Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell told the Daily Corinthian the huge bust in Corinth last week is an ongoing wide scale investigation of the distribution of meth in Alcorn County.

“This is part of an ongoing investigation by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Corinth Police Department and Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office,” said Caldwell. “We anticipate more arrests in the future.”

The meth was seized from a safe inside a house at 1520B Madison Street, he said.

Three women remain in the Alcorn County Jail on Monday in lieu of a $100,000 bond set on each suspect, he said.

The sheriff said those arrested include 59-year-old Linda Berry of the Madison Street address where the seizure took place, along with 38-year-old Stephanie Dyson and 32-year-old Linda McAfee, both of Alcorn County Road 629.

They have been charged with aggravated trafficking of a controlled substance - methamphetamine, said Caldwell.

“This investigation has been ongoing for several months about possible meth located in several homes throughout Alcorn County,” said the sheriff.

Assisting the state and local officers with the drug bust was the Tishomingo County K-9 Unit.

Caldwell praised the efforts of Alcorn County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Investigator Adam Rencher for the arrests and seizure, along with other sheriff’s deputies, Corinth police and state narcotics agents.

As to the amount of meth now off the street, “that’s a lot of meth,” said the sheriff.
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