News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2006

Norwalk Man Charged with Distributing "Date Rape" Drug and Oxycontin, and Illegal Gun Possession

June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England and Kevin J. O’Connor, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury sitting in Hartford today returned an Indictment charging DONALD DAVIS, JR., age 40, of 20 Highwood Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut, with conspiring to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute gamma butyrolactone ("GBL") and oxycodone, and possession of a firearm by an unlawful drug user or addict. GBL is commonly referred to as a "date rape" drug.

On May 23, 2005, law enforcement officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Norwalk Police Department executed a search and arrest warrant at DAVIS’ residence in Norwalk. During the search, officers recovered several firearms, significant quantities of GBL and Oxycontin pills, and drug paraphernalia. Agents and officers also searched the contents of DAVIS’ personal computer and learned that DAVIS was using the internet to solicit the sale of GBL and Oxycontin pills.

If convicted, DAVIS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $1,000,000.
U.S. Attorney O’Connor stressed that an indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial at which it is the Government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Norwalk Police Department.