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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Pike County Man Convicted of Federal Gun and Drug Charges

            Montgomery, Alabama – On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Osie Lee Davis., a 48-year-old resident of Troy, Alabama, was found guilty of six counts of possessing illegal drugs with intent to distribute, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, and one count of possessing a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking offense, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. All eight counts stem from conduct that occurred in Troy, Alabama on January 31, 2017 and October 5, 2018.

            Evidence presented at trial showed that just before midnight on January 31, 2017, the Troy Police Department observed Davis driving a vehicle with the headlights off and performed a traffic stop. The officer discovered that Davis had a suspended license and outstanding arrest warrants. When the Officer took Davis into custody and searched him, they discovered multiple drugs, which were packaged for sale, inside a pouch in his jacket pocket. The narcotics included marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, and clonazepam. A handgun was also found next to the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Davis had a previous felony conviction and is prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm.

            A second encounter occurred on October 5, 2018 in Troy, just after midnight. Troy police conducted a traffic stop due to a headlight being out and, while arresting Davis for another outstanding warrant, found cocaine and marijuana in the vehicle. Once Davis was taken into custody and booked into the Troy City Jail, several additional baggies of cocaine, which were packaged for sale, were discovered in one of his shoes.

            A sentencing hearing will take place in the next few months. Because of his significant criminal history, Davis is facing a sentence ranging from 30 years to life in prison.

            The Troy Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigated this case, with assistance from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences.

            Assistant United States Attorneys Eric Counts and Robert Nichols prosecuted this case.

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Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated October 30, 2019