MARIETTA - A woman will be spending Christmas in the Washington County Jail because of her involvement in a June drug deal.
Jennifer N. Stout, 19, of 8245 Reinersville Road, McConnelsville, was sentenced Wednesday to 45 days in jail and five years of community control, said Washington County Prosecutor Jim Schneider.
Stout and her boyfriend, Stephon E. Hite, 23, of 455 Half Ave., Circleville, were suspects in a series of June pharmacy burglaries in Lowell where a large quantity of pills were taken, said Schneider.
An undercover task force agent for the Washington County Sheriff's Office contacted Hite, who offered to meet the agent in Beverly June 21 and sell him 60 Percocet pills, officials said. Stout was a passenger in the car during the deal, officials said.
At the time, the officer asked the two if he would be able to purchase more pills in a few days, but Hite said it would be a month before he could get more, said Schneider. That led officers to think Hite was not involved in the breaking and entering, said Schneider.
"We're now pretty sure we know who was involved, but it wasn't them," he said.
Stout pleaded guilty Oct. 30 to trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony.
Hite, who pleaded guilty Oct. 29 to a third-degree felony charge of trafficking in drugs, is set to be sentenced Thursday.