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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Monongalia man indicted on drug and firearms charges

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Isaiah Davis, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on drug and firearms charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Davis, age 26, was indicted on two counts of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin,” two counts of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride,” one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm,” and one count of “Use of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Offense.” Davis is accused of possessing and distributing heroin and cocaine hydrochloride in Monongalia County in October 2017. Davis, who was previously convicted of a felony, is accused of having a 9mm pistol in October of 2017 and a .40 caliber pistol, which he is accused of having during a drug offense, in January of 2018 in Monongalia County.

Davis faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for each of the drug counts, faces up to 10 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for the unlawful possession of a firearm count, and five years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for the firearm during a drug offense count. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Updated April 3, 2018