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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Rhode Island

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 20, 2016

Storage Facility Manager Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Kwame Davis, 42, of Pawtucket, a former manager of a storage facility business located in Pawtucket, was sentenced today to 77 months in federal prison for trafficking cocaine and heroin from his office at the storage facility.

At sentencing, U.S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith also ordered Davis to serve 4 years supervised release upon completion of his prison term. Davis pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence on February 10, 2016, to one count each of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute heroin.

Davis’ sentence is announced by United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha, Pawtucket Police Chief Paul King, East Providence Police Chief Christopher J. Parella, and Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of DEA in New England.

According to court records and information presented to the court, in June 2015, Pawtucket and East Providence Police detectives, and members of the Rhode Island DEA Drug Task Force, conducted an investigation into Kwame Davis’ drug trafficking activities. On multiple occasions, undercover purchases of drugs were made from Davis while he was in his office at his place of employment.

On June 24, 2015, law enforcement executed a court authorized search of Davis’ office and seized 540 grams of cocaine, 19 grams of heroin, and various items used in the packaging and distribution of drugs.

Davis has been detained since his arrest on June 24, 2015.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gerard B. Sullivan.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Press Release Number: 
16-49
Updated May 20, 2016