Woman convicted of distribution

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 26, 2012

A local woman was convicted of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and harassing communications after a two-day trial.

Assistant District Attorney Emmett Massey prosecuted the case.

The evidence at trial showed that Janice Stackhouse sold assorted drugs, including prescription pills and marijuana to a confidential informant who was working with the Alabama Beverage Control Board.

The transaction took place in Opp less than three miles from Opp Middle School and Opp Housing Authority.

“Drug dealers are a blight on Covington County,” Massey said. “They prey on the weak, and they don’t care who is hurt in the process. Anytime a drug dealer is convicted, it is a victory for the citizens of Covington County. The district attorney’s office and law enforcement will continue to work tirelessly to get drug dealers off the streets.”

Stackhouse will be sentenced in June by Circuit Judget Ashley McKathan. She faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison.

-Kendra Bolling