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Baltimore, Maryland – United States District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Nathan Antonio Davis, age 38, of Seat Pleasant, Maryland, today to thirteen and a half years in prison, followed by eight years of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more cocaine and for conspiracy to possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Davis was also convicted of possession of firearms and ammunition by a felon due to his additional criminal conduct while incarcerated on this pending federal indictment. Co-defendant Raymond Dexter Parker, age 33, of District Heights, Maryland, was sentenced earlier this week to 10 years of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised released for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine and for possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
The sentences were announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Schenning M. Schenning; Special Agent in Charge Daniel Board, Jr. of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; and Chief Henry P. Stawinski III of the Prince George’s County Police Department.
According to their plea agreements, between November 2015 through May 3, 2016, Parker conspired with Davis and others to rob certain drug dealers operating in Maryland, and conspired to possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. In addition, between March and April of 2016, Parker and Davis met with an undercover agent at various locations in Maryland to discuss robbing a drug dealer.
On May 3, 2016, the day of the planned armed robbery, Parker and Davis along with others met with the UC at a location in Maryland. During this meeting, the crew discussed, in detail, plans for the upcoming robbery. During the conversation, the UC observed Parker with a firearm in his hand and observed Parker wiping off the firearm with his search. Parker began to remove the license plates from a rental vehicle that they planned to use for the robbery and replace them with license plates from an unaffiliated vehicle parked in the parking lot to evade detection by law enforcement during and after the robbery. The men confirmed their desire to conduct the armed robbery of a drug dealer.
After the men’s arrest, law enforcement recovered a Sabre stun gun from the scene and three loaded firearms from Parker’s vehicle. From the conspirators and their vehicles, officers also located a black ski mask, nylon stockings, gloves, disinfecting wipes, duct tape, a 60,000 volt taser, paracord, and screwdrivers.
Davis and Parker have been detained since their arrest.
While detained on the above-described offenses, Davis wrote letters to individuals, which were intercepted by the Government. In one of the letters, Davis instructed one individual to retrieve a firearm from a residence in Suitland, Maryland, and bring it to the residence in Waldorf, Maryland, for safekeeping. Davis wrote another letter to a different individual and instructed the individual to retrieve a package from a dresser in the Washington, D.C. residence, weigh out a certain quantity of cocaine from the package, and sell that amount to a different individual. Davis further instructed the individual to send some of the proceeds from the sale to Davis in jail and to use the remainder of the proceeds to fund the marijuana grow operation. Based on this information, law enforcement executed three search warrants on three residences in Maryland and Washington, D.C. and recovered five firearms, ammunition, cocaine, cocaine base, drug paraphernalia, and over 3,000 in cash.
Acting United States Attorney Stephen Schenning commended the ATF and Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Jennifer Sykes and Menaka Kalaskar, who prosecuted the case.