Man sentenced to five years for peddling Hydrocodone

A Corbin man convicted on federal charges of selling Hydrocodone out of his home on Moore Hill was sentenced five years in prison.

At a sentencing hearing Nov. 19, in U.S. District Court in London, Judge Gregory VanTatenhove formally sentenced 61-year-old Darrell Reynolds to five years in prison for each of the two counts of distribution of pills containing Hydrocodone, and five years for the one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

VanTatenhove ordered that the sentences be served concurrently, meaning for each day Reynolds is in prison, he receives credit toward each sentence.

While there is no parole in the federal system, Reynolds will receive credit for the time he has spent in custody since his arrest on April 29.

Reynolds was indicted April 23 following a joint investigation by Knox County Sheriff’s deputies and agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Law enforcement used confidential informants to make two controlled purchases from Reynolds.

The first buy occurred in December 2013 and involved 10 pills, valued at $10 apiece.

The second, in January 2014, involved another 10 pills, again valued at $10 apiece.

The case went to trial July 23 and a guilty verdict was returned the same day.