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Dallas Man Indicted for Trafficking Deadly Fentanyl

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

PLANO, Texas – A Dallas man has been indicted for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today. 

Brian Demarcus Davis, also known as “Tink”, 37, was named in a four-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Nov. 9, 2022 in the Eastern District of Texas.  The indictment charges Davis with multiple federal violations including conspiracy to distribute fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of narcotics trafficking.  Davis made his initial appearance on Nov. 21, 2022, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kimberly C. Priest Johnson.   

According to the indictment, in September 2022, the North Texas OCDETF Strike Force 2 (SF2), with the assistance of the Dallas Police Department and the Collin County Sheriff's Office, began investigating Dallas-based drug traffickers selling fentanyl and fentanyl-laced heroin. Deconfliction efforts found that Dallas PD had previously executed a search warrant on a “trap” house run by the targets of the SF2 investigation, resulting in the recovery of kilograms of methamphetamine, a half kilogram of raw powdered fentanyl, firearms, and body armor.  Davis was identified as a possible fentanyl & heroin source of supply and ultimately alleged to be responsible for an overdose death in Collin County.

If convicted, Davis faces up to life in federal prison.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service; U.S. Marshals Service; IRS-Criminal Investigations; Dallas Police Department; Collin County Sheriff's Office; and Drug Enforcement Administration.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather Rattan.

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at

A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt.  All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated November 28, 2022

Drug Trafficking