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Georgia Man Sentenced to 276 Months for Drug Trafficking and Armed Kidnapping

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

LONDON, Ky. – Omar Davis, 38, of Moultrie, Georgia, was sentenced yesterday to 276 months in federal prison, by United States District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, brandishing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, and kidnapping.

From December 2014 through March 2016, Davis ran a drug-trafficking operation that distributed pound quantities of methamphetamine in and around the Laurel County area.  On March 8, 2016, Davis held two people at gunpoint over a dispute about proceeds from drug sales.  Davis pleaded guilty to the drug-trafficking, firearm, and kidnapping charges.

Under federal law, Davis must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence. Upon his release, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for five years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Special Agent in Charge D. Christopher Evans of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Louisville Field Division; and Richard Sanders, Commissioner of the Kentucky State police, jointly announced the sentence.

The DEA and the Kentucky State Police conducted the investigation. The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Greg Rosenberg.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Updated December 12, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime