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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Summit County man charged after being arrested with 24 pounds of cocaine

A Summit County man was charged in federal court with possession with intent to distribute drugs after he was arrested with more than 24 pounds of cocaine, law enforcement officials said.

Jerry J. Davis, Jr. 35, of New Franklin, was pulled over for speeding on Nov. 1 in Akron. He crashed after attempting to flee police. Davis then ran and jumped off the bridge at East Miller Avenue and Broadway Street, but was arrested near where he jumped from the bridge, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court.

Officers searched Davis’ vehicle and found 11 kilograms of cocaine. They also found a loaded Glock .40-caliber pistol with an extended magazine, according to the complaint.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Howell following an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Akron Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

If convicted, the defendant's sentence will be determined by the court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal record, if any, the defendant's role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.         

A charge is not evidence of guilt. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Drug Trafficking
Updated November 3, 2016