The verdict was reached in the evening after testimony was heard all day regarding the case during Harlan Circuit Court proceedings.
Russell W. Jones, 49, was found guilty of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, a Class C felony, and second-degree being a persistent felony offender.
According to Jones' indictment, he sold two one-half tablets (oxycodone) to an informant in Harlan County for the sum of $60 on Jan. 11.
He was charged and found guilty of being a persistent felony offender because he had been previously convicted in Harlan Circuit Court and was sentenced on Feb. 22, 2002, for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (fourth offense) and operating a motor vehicle while his licensed was suspended for driving under the influence (second offense).
Jones still faces the charges of receiving stolen property over $300, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and being a persistent felony offender. He pleaded not guilty to the charges in April.
It is alleged that Jones received four guns, knowing they were stolen. A trial date is set for Aug. 22.