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Grand Jury Indicts New Orleans Man for Violations of the Federal Controlled Substances and Federal Gun Control Acts

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

NEW ORLEANS, LA – NAIROBI DAVIS, age 33, of New Orleans, Louisiana, was indicted on May 19, 2023 on one (1) count of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Fentanyl, and Marijuana in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846 and one (1) count of Conspiracy to Possess Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(o), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to the indictment, DAVIS did knowingly and intentionally conspire with other persons, to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine, fentanyl, and marijuana.  For this charge, DAVIS could face up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $1,000,000 fine, and at least 3 years of supervised release.

Additionally, according to the indictment, DAVIS conspired with other persons to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  For this charge, DAVIS could face up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release.

As to each count , DAVIS faces payment of  a mandatory special assessment fee of $100.

United States Attorney Evans reiterated that the indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven 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 Department 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.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Nicholas Rayburn of the Violent Crimes Unit.

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Shane M. Jones

Public Information Officer

United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Department of Justice

Updated May 23, 2023

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