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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Las Vegas Felon Sentenced To Nearly 22 Years In Prison For Firearm And Drug Offense

LAS VEGAS, Nev.—A Las Vegas man was sentenced Tuesday by United States District Judge James C. Mahan to 260 months in prison and six years of supervised release for felon in possession of a firearm, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden of the District of Nevada.

“The defendant is a recidivist, a convicted felon who unlawfully possessed an automatic pistol, ammunition, over 9.5 grams of cocaine, and drug paraphernalia,” said U.S. Attorney Bogden. “Along with our law enforcement partners, the U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to fighting violent crime and keeping Nevada’s communities and streets safe.”

Tyrone Davis, 33, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. He was charged in a three-count superseding indictment on Aug. 13, 2013.

According to court documents, Davis has prior felony convictions in Henderson and Las Vegas. On July 19, 2012, detectives with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department were conducting a robbery investigation involving Davis. During the execution of a search warrant of his apartment, the detectives found a Browning .22 caliber automatic pistol, a bullet-proof vest, ammunition, a pistol magazine, 9.6 grams of cocaine, and two digital scales with residue, along with small plastic bags.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lisa C. Cartier-Giroux and Phillip N. Smith, Jr.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated January 25, 2017