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Brunswick County Man Sentenced for Distribution of Crack, Heroin, & Firearms

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

NEW BERN – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced that in federal court yesterday, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced JARVIS ALONZO DAVIS, 37, from Longwood, N.C., to 165 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for distribution of a quantity of cocaine base (crack) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  DAVIS pled guilty to the charges on May 11, 2016.

In June 2015, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and detectives with the Brunswick County

Sheriff’s Office received information that DAVIS was involved in the distribution of narcotics.  Between June 2015 and October 2015, agents made 11 controlled buys consisting of crack, heroin and 3 firearms. 

DAVIS was arrested by agents on October 20, 2015, and subsequently provided agents with an unprotected statement.  DAVIS admitted that he was on supervision with the United States Probation Office and that he could not legally possess a firearm. DAVIS admitted to selling the confidential informant over 2 ounces of cocaine base and three firearms. DAVIS reported that he purchased the firearms in Longwood, North Carolina.

Based on the investigation, DAVIS is responsible for the distribution of 80.36 grams of cocaine base, .128 gram of heroin, and 3 firearms.  DAVIS also possessed a firearm in connection with the offense and made a credible threat to use violence.

The case was investigated by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  The federal prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney Ethan A. Ontjes.  

Updated November 3, 2016