Prosecution of the drug case against former Stowell School principal J.D. Foust is a high priority according to Marion County Prosecutor David Clayton.

Foust is scheduled for arraignment this (FRI) morning at 8:15 via video link from the Marion County Jail. Foust is charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

The prosecuting attorney’s office says 12.5 grams of heroin were found in Foust’s residence in a coat pocket. Foust is suspected of directly participating in a drug operation to repackage heroin into capsule form and to sell for profit.

If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.