Former officer enters plea on drug charges

POSTED: 5:50 PM Mar 12 2013   UPDATED: 6:25 PM Mar 12 2013
ABINGDON, Va. -

A former Pennington Gap, Virginia police officer entered a guilty plea to drug distribution.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Abingdon says John Charles Kelly entered that plea to a charge involving the distribution of hydrocodone.

According to evidence presented at the hearing, Kelly distributed about 20 Lortab pills to two women back in July of 2012.

We've learned Kelly will be sentenced May 31 in U.S. District Court in Abingdon.