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Drug dealer received nine-Year prison sentence

August 9, 2012

RALEIGH - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that in federal court today Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III, sentenced RUDOLPH DEANDRE DAVIS, 37, of Littleton, North Carolina, to 108 months imprisonment followed by five years supervised release. 

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on December 13, 2011. On May 9, 2012, DAVIS pled guilty to possessing with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base (crack).

According to evidence presented in Court, in February, 2011, law enforcement initiated an investigation into the selling of cocaine by DAVIS.  On February 28, 2011, law enforcement arranged a controlled purchase of 14 grams of crack cocaine from DAVIS at his residence.  Following the execution of the controlled purchase, a search warrant was obtained and, on March 2, 2011, executed on the residence.  When the officers entered, DAVIS tried to flee put was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.  During the search, officers found 37.3 grams of crack cocaine, digital scales and plastic baggies, which are used for the distribution of drugs.  As the investigation progressed, in August, 2011, officers learned of a shipment of cocaine that DAVIS was to receive at his residence.  Another search warrant was obtained and executed.  Officers seized 7 grams of powder cocaine, 6.5 grams of crack cocaine, and digital scales.  The investigation revealed that DAVIS was responsible for distributing over 500 grams of cocaine, 500 grams of crack cocaine, and 145 grams of marijuana.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Glenn Perry is assigned as prosecutor.  Mr. Perry is a prosecutor with the Pitt County District Attorney’s Office. District Attorney Clark Everett has assigned him to the United States Attorney’s Office to prosecute federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force criminal matters. This has been made possible by a grant funded by the Governor’s Crime Commission.



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