Alcorn County duo jailed on drug charges

CORINTH – Two suspects arrested Tuesday and charged with felony drug possession remain in Alcorn County Jail on $5,000 bond each.

Gregory Allen Cates, 40, and Karen Byrd, 45, both of 130 County Road 560, Rienzi, were arrested at their residence and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, said sheriff’s narcotics investigator Darrell Hopkins.

Officers went to the residence after receiving complaints of drug activity, Hopkins said, and both Cates and Byrd consented to a search of the premises, where officers found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Cates also is on probation with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, Hopkins said.