FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 31, 2016
COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish jury found James D. McIntosh II, 24, of Madisonville, guilty Wednesday (Oct. 26) of two counts of distribution of heroin and two counts of distribution of marijuana. After a two-day trial, the jury deliberated about 42 minutes before announcing the guilty verdict.
McIntosh was arrested after selling heroin and marijuana to a confidential police informant and undercover officer during a Louisiana State Police undercover operation last year on Nov. 19 in Covington and Dec. 1 in Mandeville.
McIntosh faces up to 100 years in prison if he is sentenced as an habitual offender during a hearing on Dec. 8. He has two prior felony convictions, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and simple criminal damage to property worth $500 to $50,000 and a pending domestic abuse by strangulation case.
Assistant District Attorneys Blake Peters and Blair Alford prosecuted the case.