A Perry woman was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison on a drug conviction, according to a news release from the Houston County District Attorney’s Office.
Anita Samantha Buchanan, 37, was sentenced in Superior Court after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, the release said. Buchanan also was sentenced to 12 years probation, which will include random drug testing, counseling and treatment, and warrantless searches, the release said. She also was ordered to pay a $10,000 in fines and fees, the release said.
According to the release, Buchanan was stopped for speeding 67 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone by a Houston County sheriff’s deputy on Feb. 13, 2008. A police dog detected the odor of narcotics, and Buchanan’s vehicle was searched. A small amount of methamphetamine was found in the console, while she had a large amount on her, the release said. She was arrested and later indicted on charges of trafficking methamphetamine over 28 grams. She pleaded guilty to the lesser offense as part of a plea deal, the release said.