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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 12, 2020

Previously convicted felon from Albuquerque pleads guilty to federal drug and firearm charges

             ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Selmonio Davis, 34, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, pleaded guilty in federal court in Albuquerque on June 11 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

             According to his plea agreement, Davis possessed methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine at his apartment when police executed a search warrant at the location on June 6, 2019.  Davis also possessed other materials and drug paraphernalia to assist him in preparing the drugs for distribution.  Davis also possessed a semiautomatic handgun to further his drug trafficking crimes.  Davis could not lawfully possess this firearm based on previous felony convictions for possession of a controlled substance and false imprisonment. 

            Davis is currently in custody awaiting sentencing.  He faces 108 months in prison under the terms of his plea agreement. 

            The Albuquerque office of the FBI and the New Mexico State Police investigated this case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney David P. Cowen is prosecuting the case.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 
20-101
Updated June 12, 2020