A Charlotte heroin trafficker who hid heroin in his toddler daughter’s pants was sentenced to at least five years and 10 months in prison.
Stacy Simmons, 38, was sentenced after a Mecklenburg County jury found him guilty of trafficking in opiates by possession, trafficking in opiates by transportation, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine, the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office said.
Simmons was arrested in November 2014 after Charlotte-Mecklenburg police learned he would be taking heroin to a hotel on Monroe Road, prosecutors said. Simmons arrived with his daughter. When officers approached, Simmons admitted he’d placed heroin in his daughter’s pants.
Officers retrieved 0.84 grams of heroin from the girl’s pants and found hydrocodone, black tar heroin and cocaine under the hood of the car, according to the district attorney’s office. Police found digital scales, marijuana and $800 in cash in the car.