Alcorn sheriff, Farmington form drug agreement

By The Associated Press

FAMINGTON — The Alcorn County Sheriff’s Department and Farmington police are forging an agreement to cooperate on enforcement of drug laws.

The board of supervisors approved the agreement on Monday. Sheriff Charles Rinehart told the board it will allow the participating Farmington officers to have law enforcement authority outside the boundaries of Farmington.

The agreement calls for any proceeds from seizures to be evenly split between the two agencies.

Farmington Police Chief Tony Holmes tells the Daily Corinthian that the cooperative effort will focus on interdiction on the highways, where the agencies see a need for increased enforcement to help curtail drug trafficking on the major highways that cross the Corinth area.

The sheriff’s department will assist with maintenance on the two Farmington vehicles to be used.