Former Hannibal principal pleads guilty to drug charge
HANNIBAL (AP) - A former grade school principal in the northeast Missouri town of Hannibal has pleaded guilty to a drug charge in a plea deal with prosecutors, but he may spend only a few months behind bars.
The Hannibal Courier-Post reports that 33-year-old J.D. Foust pleaded guilty Monday to possession of drugs with intent to distribute.
He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but was allowed to enroll for 120 days in a prison treatment facility. If he successfully completes the program, he will be eligible for probation.
Foust resigned as principal of A.D. Stowell Elementary School not long before his arrest in February. Police say they found enough heroin to make more than 800 capsules after a search of two homes, including Foust's.