Mason City man given suspended prison sentences, probation on drug, gun charges

MASON CITY — It’s suspended prison sentences and probation for a Mason City man charged with drug and gun possession as a felon.

31-year-old Darius Stackhouse was arrested on May 22nd of last year after a search of a Mason City home in the 1400 block of South Pennsylvania, where law enforcement says a handgun, methamphetamine and marijuana were discovered.

Stackhouse was charged with intent to manufacture meth, intent to deliver marijuana, possession of a firearm as a felon, being a person ineligible to carry a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a prescription drug, and two counts of failure to affix a drug tax stamp.

As part of a plea agreement, Stackhouse pleaded guilty to the possession with the intent to deliver meth and possession of a firearm as a felon, both counts as an habitual offender status.

District Judge DeDra Schroeder sentenced Stackhouse on Tuesday to 15 years in prison on each charge, with the sentences suspended and to run concurrently. He was also placed on five years probation.