Montgomery, Alabama – On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, Derrick Lomont Hornsby, Jr., a 25-year-old man from Samson, Alabama, was sentenced to 60 months in prison, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. Following his prison sentence, Hornsby will be on supervised release for three years. There is no parole in the federal system.
According to court records, on July 3, 2018, the Samson Police Department was responding to a disturbance call at an apartment complex. When officers arrived, they noticed that the door of an adjoining apartment—where Hornsby resided— was damaged and appeared to have been forcibly opened. Officers entered the apartment to investigate further and found methamphetamine and marijuana. More drugs were found in Hornsby’s car. On December 4, 2019, a federal grand jury indicted Hornsby on two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He pleaded guilty to both charges on February 24, 2020.
The Samson Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) investigated this case, with assistance from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. Assistant United States Attorney Kevin Davidson prosecuted the case.