The Corinth Police Department made drug arrests during the past week involving marijuana, oxycodone and methamphetamine.

• Steven Wade Metcalf Jr., 18, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with felony possession of marijuana and felony possession of oxycodone.

Detective Sgt. Bo Swindle said the arrest followed a traffic stop in the area of Martin Luther King Drive and Horton Street after a vehicle was seen running a stop sign. The officer detected the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. When the driver exited the vehicle, the officer noticed an object stuffed in Metcalf’s pants that was a styrofoam cup containing two plastic bags of marijuana and a plastic bag of oxycodone.

Swindle said the marijuana totaled approximately 55 grams and the oxycodone numbered a dozen dosage units.

Bond was set at $25,000.

• Brandon Jaton Spence, 39, was arrested on Thursday and faces charges of felony possession of methamphetamine, two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and tampering with evidence.

Swindle said the arrest followed a status check on a driver who arrived at a Violet Street residence. After the driver exited the vehicle, he was found to be in possession of a meth pipe, and detectives found two firearms — a revolver in the front of the vehicle and another revolver in the trunk.

After arrival at the jail, Swindle said Spence was found to be in possession of a bag of approximately 1.5 grams of methamphetamine.

The Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Department also reported several arrests:

• Raymond Kent Puckett, 61, of County Road 149, Tishomingo, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to sell and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony. Bond was set at $20,000.

Also arrested was his son, Zachary Shea Puckett, 34, of County Road 150, Tishomingo, who was charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. Bond was set at $5,000.

Sheriff’s deputies and narcotics investigators went to a residence on County Road 149 in response to reports of illegal drug activity at the residence. Drug paraphernalia, a large amount of alleged methamphetamine and other drugs with several firearms in close proximity were found inside the home, according to the sheriff’s department.

• Joseph Allen Tidwell, 47, of County Road 112, was arrested on Oct. 9 and charged with possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).

Deputies went to the residence to serve a capias warrant and found a bag of alleged methamphetamine on the homeowner. He had been indicted by the grand jury on a charge of first degree arson. Bond was set at $5,000 on the drug charge and $40,000 on the indictment.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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