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Pittsburgh Man Pleads Guilty In Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy

April 19, 2011

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ‑ A resident of Pittsburgh, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge violating federal drug laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Jawann L. Davis a/k/a "Gafro", 37, pleaded guilty on April 18, 2011, to one count before United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti.

In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that the defendant was a part of a conspiracy to bring between five and 15 kilograms of cocaine into the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Judge Conti scheduled sentencing for Aug. 12, 2011, at 2:30 p.m.  The law provides for a total sentence of not less than 10 years and not more than life in prison, a fine of $6,000,000, or both.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant. The defendant was remanded to jail pending sentencing.

First Assistant United States Attorney Soo C. Song and Assistant United States Attorney Ross E. Lenhardt are prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force (GPSSTF), the Allegheny County District Attorney's Violent Crime and Firearm Task Force (VCFTF), which is comprised of investigators from the Allegheny County Sheriff's Department, the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, and the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office, conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Davis.

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