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Several face felony drug charges

Law enforcement agencies reported multiple arrests for offenses related to methamphetamine during the weekend period.

• David Lucine Barnes, 35, of Corinth, was arrested on Friday and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said the arrest followed a traffic stop about 1:10 p.m. on County Road 100 near County Road 102. During the stop, Barnes was found to be in possession of approximately 7.1 grams of alleged methamphetamine.

• Melissa K. Brandon, 36, of Tishomingo, was arrested on Saturday and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

The arrest stemmed from a home check by the Mississippi Department of Corrections with a deputy on County Road 357. A search of Brandon revealed she was in possession of alleged methamphetamine loaded into syringes, said Caldwell.

• Amelia L. Roberson, 18, of Corinth, was arrested on Sunday and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

The arrest followed a traffic stop at Highway 45 and South Harper Road about 3:10 a.m. as Roberson, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was found to be in possession of alleged methamphetamine loaded in a syringe and approximately 0.7 grams of alleged methamphetamine in a bag.

• Racheal Mocaby, 38, of County Road 2231, Booneville, was arrested on Saturday by the Tishomingo County Sheriff's Department and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and felony tampering with evidence.

The arrest happened at a safety checkpoint at the intersection of County Road 961 and Highway 30 in the Paden area. As deputies spoke with the driver, identified as Mocaby, she attempted to discard two bags of alleged methamphetamine on the ground, according to Sheriff John Daugherty.