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Friday, June 24, 2022

Lincoln Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Fentanyl Resulting in Overdoses

Acting United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Brandon Terrell Davis, 39, of Lincoln, Nebraska, was sentenced today by United States District Judge John M. Gerrard to 25 years in federal prison for two counts of distribution of cocaine and fentanyl resulting in serious bodily injury.  Davis was sentenced to 300 months on both counts, and those sentences were ordered to be served concurrently (at the same time).  Following his release from prison, Davis will serve five years on supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.

On August 13, 2021, Lincoln Police Department (LPD) officers were dispatched to the parking lot of a Lincoln bar on a report of two individuals suffering suspected drug overdoses.  LPD officers performed cardio-pulmonary respiration (CPR) on both victims until Lincoln Fire & Rescue (LFR) arrived.  One of the two victims revived after being given Narcan and said he had used cocaine with the other victim in the other victim’s truck in the parking lot.  The second victim was intubated and placed on a heart and lung machine for a time at a Lincoln hospital.  The second victim told investigators he purchased what he believed to be one gram of cocaine from Davis.  Drug paraphernalia and residue found in the victim’s truck were tested and found to contain cocaine and fentanyl.

On August 16, 2021, LPD responded to a Lincoln residence on a report of multiple possible drug overdoses. When they arrived, officers found two individuals who were not breathing and required CPR.  A third victim left the residence prior to officers arriving but was found unconscious on a bench in the area shortly thereafter.  The fourth victim began to show signs of an overdose after officers arrived.  Narcan was administered to the victims, and they were taken to Lincoln hospitals.  During a search of the residence, officers found drug paraphernalia with residue which was later tested and found to contain cocaine and fentanyl.  Two of the victims told investigators they had purchased what they believed to be one gram of cocaine from Davis prior to these overdoses.

This case was investigated by the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force.

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