News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2012
Contact: Terry E. Davis
Number: 504-840-1360

New Orleans Men Sentenced For Crack Distribution

March 23 (New Orleans) -- Anthony Davis , age 29, and his brother Russell Davis, age 26, both residents of New Orleans, Louisiana, were sentenced today by U. S. District Judge Lance M. Africk to 14 years imprisonment and 15 years imprisonment, respectively, for their roles in distributing and possessing with the intent to distribute crack cocaine.In addition to the terms of imprisonment, Judge Africk imposed eight years of probation for both defendants.

Anthony Davis had prior Orleans Parish felony convictions for attempted manslaughter and attempted distribution of cocaine. Russell Davis had prior Orleans Parish felony convictions for aggravated battery and possession of crack cocaine. Russell Davis also has a pending Orleans Parish criminal charge for aggravated battery involving a shooting.

Anthony Davishad previously pled guilty to one count of distribution of heroin. In addition, Anthony and Russell Davis each pled guilty to various counts of distribution and possession with the intent to distribute various quantities of cocaine base (“crack”).

This case was investigated by Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Theodore Carter, Kevin Boitmann, and Sean Toomey.

Parents and children are encouraged to educate themselves about the dangers of drugs by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.JustThinkTwice.com, www.GetSmartAboutDrugs.com and www.dea.gov.

###