Cobb County man receives 25 years for meth trafficking and gang charges
The Cobb County District Attorney’s office announced that a lengthy prison sentence was handed down to Eric Devon Stidham, 30, after he pled guilty to multiple charges including trafficking methamphetamine and gang offenses. Stidham was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Kellie Hill to 25 years, to be followed by five years probation.
In 2021, officers responded to a report of a person armed at a Cobb County home. Officers saw drugs inside the house, obtained a search warrant, and entered the house. According to a news release, police found “920 grams of methamphetamine in addition to an AK-47, an AR-15, a Ruger 9mm handgun, digital scales, and gang writings,” inside the home. The items in question were in Stidham’s room. Police obtained a warrant for his phone and investigators located further evidence of gang affiliations.
The District Attorney said Stidham pleaded guilty to trafficking meth, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, and two violations of the street gang terrorism and prevention act.