Westville man sentenced to 25 years for selling hydrocodone

Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 04:12 PM.

CHIPLEY — A Westville man has been sentenced to 25 years in the Department of Corrections, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office reported on Tuesday. The sentence stems from an October, 2012, arrest on narcotics charges.

Gary Michael Kenyon, 56, of Westville, was sentenced to 25 years minimum/mandatory (day for a day) in the state Department of Corrections with 120 days credit including a civil judgment of $500,000.

Kenyon was the target of a narcotics investigation during which he sold undercover officers 40 hydrocodone pills, according to the sheriff’s office report. 

Kenyon was arrested on charges of sell of hydrocodone and trafficking in hydrocodone.

“We have assembled this narcotics task force with the singular purpose of aggressively targeting those who continually pursue a career in the illegal drug market in our county” said Sheriff Bobby Haddock. “Kenyon is a career criminal who has habitually pushed illegal narcotics for several years. This sentence reflects both the State Attorney’s Office as well as our commitment to not settling for a band aid fix, but pursuing a permanent removal of this threat to our community.”

The Washington County Drug Task Force asks that anyone with information on illegal drug activity contact them at 638-TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us

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