DANVILLE, Va.– The Danville man at the center of a conspiracy that distributed more than 500 grams of methamphetamine in Danville between March 2018 and October 2018, was sentenced on Friday, February 4, 2022, to 10 years in prison.
Darrell William Murdock, 35, pleaded guilty in October 2020 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of a detectable amount of methamphetamine, one count of distributing methamphetamine, and one count of possessing with the intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine.
According to court documents, beginning in March 2018 and continuing until October 2018, Murdock was the leader of a criminal conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in and around the Danville area by using cellphones and social media applications to communicate with other members of the conspiracy and to facilitate the deadly drug’s distribution. He also “fronted” methamphetamine to other members of the conspiracy for redistribution.
Co-conspirators Bendi Annette Davis, 49 from Ringgold, VA, Steven Ray Dove, 43 from Danville, VA, Steven Wayne Flynn, 43 from Orange, VA, Misty Nicole Kiley, 45 from Danville, VA, and Lianna Nicole Parker, 31 from Rustburg, VA, are all awaiting sentencing.
U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh of the Western District of Virginia and Charlie J. Patterson, Special Agent in Charge of ATF’s Washington Field Division announced the sentence today.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Danville Police Department investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Barish Swartz prosecuted the case.