The Washoe County District Attorney's Office says a man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for two cases from 2016.

They said 35-year-old Jacob Belford pleaded guilty in March and will not be eligible for parole until he serves ten years in prison.

They said it all began after Belford was released from federal prison in September of 2016 for conspiracy to commit a kidnapping.

They said Reno Police patrol officers tried to pull Belford over for driving erratically. The District Attorney's Office says officers discovered Belford's license was revoked and attempted to arrest him. They said Belford fought and tried to reach for one of the officer's belts. They said he also struck one of the officers, but they gained control of him. The District Attorney's Office says three bags of a white crystal substance fell from him while this happened. The officers searched Belford's car and found cocaine, over $13,000 in cash, $3,000 in cash on Belford's person and a loaded handgun.

The District Attorney's Office says after Belford bailed out of jail in October of 2016, Reno Police found him again for an active federal warrant in connection to the kidnapping case. Reno Police found cocaine, a digital scale and a knife on him, the District Attorney's Office said. 

They said Belford returned to federal custody, was released in 2018 and was extradited to Washoe County to face charges for the two 2016 cases.

The District Attorney's Office says while he was out on bail, Reno Police began an investigation when they received a tip he was trafficking large amounts of narcotics. He was arrested again, after he hid two pounds of methamphetamine and 16 grams of cocaine in the front yard of a Reno neighborhood.

(The Washoe County District Attorney's Office contributed to this report).