News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2007

Norwalk Man Sentenced To Prison For Conspiring
To Distribute “Date Rape” Drug

MAR 28 -- 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, today announced that DONALD DAVIS, JR., age 41, of 20 Highwood Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New Haven to a term of imprisonment of one year and one day, followed by three years of supervised release. On September 26, 2006, DAVIS pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute gamma butyrolactone (“GBL”), which is commonly used as a “date rape” drug.

The charge against DAVIS stems from a joint investigation conducted by law enforcement officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Norwalk Police Department. According to documents filed with the Court, in May 2005, officers executed a search and arrest warrant at DAVIS’ Norwalk residence. Officers seized several firearms, firearm ammunition, narcotics paraphernalia, and significant quantities of GBL stored at the residence. Officers also seized DAVIS’ personal computer, a subsequent search of which revealed that DAVIS had used the internet, including a bulletin board called “The Global Connection,” to facilitate sales of the “date rape” drug. Specifically, the investigation revealed that DAVIS used the alias “cp2303” as well as email addresses ex@cyber-rights.net and xmerritx@cyber-rights.net to commit the offense charged.

DAVIS has admitted that he used his residence to commit and facilitate the commission of his distribution of GBL, thus subjecting his residence to forfeiture under federal law. DAVIS was ordered by Judge Kravitz to forfeit $80,000 as a substitute for forfeiture of his residence.

U.S. Attorney O’Connor commended the investigation of this matter that was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Norwalk Police Department.