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Nashville Man Found Guilty of Federal Narcotics and Firearms Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Tennessee

NASHVILLE – On February 20, 2024, a jury in the Middle District of Tennessee found Michael Davis guilty of attempting to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Henry C. Leventis.

According to evidence presented at trial, in October 2020, Davis met with two confidential informants at a restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, to discuss purchasing large amounts of cocaine. The following day, Davis brought a loaded handgun and more than $300,000 in cash to a Pilot Travel Center to purchase over five kilograms of cocaine from the informants. Federal agents arrested Davis on the scene after a brief foot chase.

“We are committed to fighting drug trafficking in Middle Tennessee,” said United States Attorney Henry C. Leventis. “The verdict in this case underscores that commitment and ensures this defendant will be held accountable for his crimes.”

Davis will be sentenced on June 24, 2024, by United States District Judge William L. Campbell, Jr.  Davis faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years and a maximum sentence of life in federal prison.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Zachary Hinkle and Robert Levine prosecuted the case. 

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Mark H. Wildasin

Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney

(615) 736-2079

Updated February 26, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses