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Lincoln Man Sentenced to 16 Months Prison for Being Drug User in Possession of a Firearm.

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

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Clifton Davis, Jr., 23, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced June 24, 2024, in federal court in Lincoln for being an unlawful user or addict of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. Senior United States District Judge John M. Gerrard sentenced Davis to 16 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Davis’s release from prison, he will begin a 3-year term of supervised release.

Davis initially came to law enforcement’s attention after three guns he had purchased were used by others to commit crimes, including a domestic assault and a homicide. Investigators were able to secure and execute a search warrant on Davis’s home and phone in early June of 2023. Officers found an American Tactical 5.56mm handgun, 32 9mm rounds, 83 .22 rounds, 38 .40 rounds, and the manufacture’s box for an additional weapon. Officers also located marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his house and vehicle.

In an interview with law enforcement, Davis admitted to being a marijuana user, advising he smoked about once a day. On his phone, investigators found numerous conversations about buying, and occasionally selling marijuana, pictures of marijuana and videos of marijuana. Some of these conversations occurred within days of Davis purchasing firearms. Authorities were further able to confirm that the ammunition and firearm had been manufactured outside the state of Nebraska and transported via interstate commerce.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Lecia Wright - Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney (402) 661-3700

Updated June 27, 2024

Firearms Offenses