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"Pines" Drug Dealer Sentenced To More Than 15 Years

June 22, 2012

Tampa, FL - U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Kovachevich sentenced Bruce Kenyon Davis (31, Tampa) today to 188 months in federal prison for distribution of crack cocaine. He was also sentenced to 6 years of supervised release, following his release from prison. Davis pled guilty on April 2, 2012.

According to court documents, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO), along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), initiated the "Pines Operation" in an effort to combat an ongoing drug and gang epidemic in a pair of apartment complexes located in Tampa. Approximately 52 individuals were arrested on state or federal charges as a result of the operation. During the course of the operation, on two separate occasions, Davis sold crack cocaine to an undercover law enforcement. At the time of his arrest, Davis had at least four prior state drug distribution convictions, including one for trafficking in cocaine.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas N. Palermo.









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