Former Johnson County Sessions Judge, wife indicted on drug charges by AG’s office

Published 12:35 pm Thursday, January 18, 2024

Perry Stout, former Johnson County Sessions Court Judge, and his wife Pamela Ann Stout, have been indicted on various drug charges by the First District Attorney General’s office.
Perry Stout has been charged with money laundering, possession of a weapon during commission of a dangerous felony, conspiracy to possess with intent to sell or deliver Schedule VI drugs; and maintaining a dwelling for sale or use of narcotics.
His bond was set at $25,000.
Perry Stout’s wife, Pamela Ann Stout, has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to possess with the intent to sell or deliver Schedule II drugs; conspiracy to possess with the intent to sell or deliver Schedule IV drugs; and maintaining a dwelling for sell or use of narcotics. Her bond was also set at $25,000.
Assisting Attorney General Steven Finney’s office with the investigation were members of the First Judicial Drug Task Force, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, and the TBI.
Stout resigned in June 2023, for what he called “immoral acts” but told the Johnson County Commission he hoped to return to the bench.
A state board began investigating Stout after he allegedly “self-reported” an incident involving court staff that occurred in January. County Mayor Larry Potter said at the time that the incident involved “an elected official and a county employee.”

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