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Detroit Man Pleads Guilty In Crack Cocaine Trafficking Scheme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 29, 2010

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Detroit, Mich., has pleaded guilty in federal court to charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base, in the form commonly known as crack, a Schedule II controlled substance, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Teddy V. Davis, a/k/a Ted, pleaded guilty on Dec. 28, 2010, to one count before United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on or about Oct. 13, 2007, in the Western District of Pennsylvania, Davis conspired with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine.

Judge Fischer scheduled sentencing for April 25, 2011.  The law provides for a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to life in prison, a fine of $4,000,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Amy L. Johnston is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Sharon Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Davis.

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