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Monongalia County man sentenced for drug and firearms charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Isaiah Davis, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 60 months incarceration for drug and firearms charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Davis, age 27, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride” and one count of “Use of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Offense” in August 2018. Davis admitted to possessing and distributing cocaine in Monongalia County in October 2017. Davis, who was previously convicted of a felony, also admitted to having a .40 caliber pistol, which used during a drug offense, in January of 2018 in Monongalia County.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). Project Safe Neighborhoods is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Morgantown Police Department investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated December 20, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods