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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 13, 2017

Maine Resident Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Participating In A Multi-State Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy Based In Stroudsburg

SCRANTON—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Stephon Davis, age 20, who resided in Maine at the time of his arrest, was sentenced Thursday to five years’ imprisonment by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion in Scranton, for his role in a heroin trafficking conspiracy that stretched from Stroudsburg to New York to Maine.

 

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Davis, who used the street name “Chicken,” previously admitted to conspiring with others to sell heroin between 2010 and 2015. Davis admitted distributing more than 100 grams of heroin during the conspiracy, which is approximately equivalent to more than 4,000 retail bags of heroin.

 

The indictment alleged that Davis and his co-defendants participated in a street gang known as the Black P-Stones, obtained heroin from suppliers in New York, and distributed the heroin in Stroudsburg and locations in Maine. According to the indictment, couriers were used to transport heroin to Maine, where Davis and others distributed it to customers.

 

Davis was indicted along with six other people by a federal grand jury in Scranton in September 2015, as a result of an investigation by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, investigators from the Pennsylvania State Police, Maine State Police, the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, and local police in Monroe County. Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa prosecuted the case.

 

Judge Mannion ordered Davis to serve four years on supervised release following his prison sentence.

 

This case was brought as part of a district wide initiative to combat the nationwide epidemic regarding the use and distribution of heroin. Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the heroin initiative targets heroin traffickers operating in the Middle District of Pennsylvania and is part of a coordinated effort among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated March 13, 2017