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Albuquerque man sentenced to prison on federal drug and firearm charges

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

           ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Selmonio Davis, 44, of Albuquerque, was sentenced in federal court in Albuquerque on Sept. 25 to nine years in prison for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute, being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. 

           Davis pleaded guilty to these offenses on June 11. In the plea agreement, Davis admitted to illegally selling methamphetamine and heroin in five separate transactions from March 13, 2019, through May 30, 2019. A search warrant executed at Davis’ apartment following those transactions revealed his possession of methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and materials and drug paraphernalia used in the preparation for distribution of these narcotics. A Glock Model 26 semiautomatic handgun and ammunition was also located near the drugs.

            Following his release from prison, Davis will serve three years of supervised release.

The Albuquerque office of the FBI along with the New Mexico State Police investigated this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney David P. Cowen prosecuted the case.

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Scott Howell
Public Affairs Officer
Office of the U.S. Attorney
District of New Mexico
(505) 379-9888

Updated October 1, 2020

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 20-178