Felony Drug Offender Found
Joint Release from London Police Division & Madison County Sheriff’s Office
Today, Steven B. Derifield, 41, London, was sentenced to 16 to 21 years in prison, with a mandatory incarceration of 14 years. This was the result of convictions handed down by a Madison County jury on December 2, 2019. Derifield was found guilty by the jury on three counts, which included three Possession of Drugs charges, felonies of the first, second and third degrees, as well as one count of having weapons under disability that was tried to the court. In addition to the incarceration imposed by Judge Eamon Costello, Derifield was given total fines of $23,000.
The charges stemmed from a search warrant conducted on May 30th at 501 Clinton St in London by the Madison County Major Crimes Task Force consisting of LPD and MCSO investigators. Detectives seized Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Heroin from the residence. Additionally, five handguns were seized from the residence, which were illegally possessed by Derifield due to his being a convicted felon at the time of the seizure. The case was prosecuted by Asst. Prosecuting Attorney Nicholas Adkins.
Sheriff Swaney and Chief Nicol both highly encourage the community to continue to forward any information or tips to either the Madison County Sheriff’s Office or London Police. While investigations may take time, community involvement is paramount to successfully combating all types of crime, especially drug trafficking. The public can submit anonymous tips through the MCSO website or LPD’s mobile app. Both agencies continue to work together through the task force in a spirit of collaboration towards reducing local drug trafficking and overall effective policing.