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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on May 31, 2012

Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood rejected Christopher Lee Gibson Sr.'s claim he was simply trying to keep watch over his mother's oxycodone pills when he was found with four of the prescription painkillers in his pocket earlier this year. "I don't believe the explanation of the defendant," Blackwood said at a hearing Wednesday in Knox County Criminal Court according to the News Sentinel. Gibson was on probation in former Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner's court when, in 2009, he began selling Baumgartner prescription painkillers. In late March, police stopped him and found the pills – a violation of probation. In court yesterday he was sentenced to finish his original four-year prison term.