IUKA - In separate arrests over two days, the Tishomingo County Sheriff's Office charged three women with felony drug possession.

On June 8, a vehicle approached a safety checkpoint in the Golden area. Officers could smell the aroma of an intoxicating beverage. The driver gave consent to search the car and paraphernalia was found inside the purse of a female passenger.

A further search uncovered two bags of methamphetamine. The woman reportedly tried to chew up a third bag of drugs. Stephanie McCarley, 45, of Vina, Alabama, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and felony tampering with evidence.

The same day, a driver tried to throw away two bags of methamphetamine as she approached a safety checkpoint in the Paden area. Officers recovered the drugs and arrested Racheal Mocaby, 38, of County Road 2231, Booneville. She was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and felony tampering with evidence.

On June 9, a call of suspicious traffic in and out of a residence and the smell of marijuana led deputies to an apartment in the town of Tishomingo. A search of the apartment uncovered methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Alexandra Christian, 47, of Jefferson Street, was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

All three women are being held in the Tishomingo County Jail, awaiting their initial court appearance.

william.moore@journalinc.com

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