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Sacramento Man Charged with Distribution of Fentanyl and Illegal Possession of a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a 10-count indictment today against Antoine Lamar Davis, 27, of Sacramento, charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl, distribution of fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to court documents, from January 2023 until March 2024, Davis conspired with another individual to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fentanyl. Davis distributed at least 40 grams of fentanyl to another person on five occasions and distributed 400 grams of fentanyl on at least one occasion. Davis was found to be in possession of three firearms. Davis is prohibited from possessing firearms due to prior felony convictions, including being a felon in possession of a firearm, obstructing a public official, and carrying a concealed firearm.

This case is the product of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with assistance from the Central Valley California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Sacramento Police Department, and the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Detail. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alstyn Bennett is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Davis faces a maximum statutory penalty of life in prison and a $10 million fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.  For more information about Project Safe Neighborhoods, please visit

Updated April 4, 2024