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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 30, 2019

KC Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Heroin Trafficking

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin.

Michael R. Davis, also known as “OG Mike,” 73, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 14 years and two months in federal prison without parole.

On May 4, 2018, Davis pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin from October 2012 to September 2016. The drug quantity attributable to Davis is at least one kilogram but less than three kilograms of heroin. (The street value of heroin during this time was approximately $100 to $200 per gram).

Davis was seated in the driver’s seat of a vehicle parked in front of a Kansas City, Mo., residence on Nov. 5, 2015, when police officers conducted a car check. Co-defendant Barbara A. Chinneth, 68, of Kansas City, Mo., was standing at the driver’s side door of the vehicle. She was in possession of 32 baggies of heroin – four baggies in her front right small jeans pocket and 28 baggies in her mouth – that weighed a total of 16.01 grams. Inside the vehicle, officers found three baggies that contained a total of 1.71 grams of heroin and a white plastic bag that contained $1,146. Both Davis and Chinneth were arrested.

Davis has 14 prior criminal convictions, including two federal drug trafficking convictions and a bank robbery in which the bank president was shot in the arm and another individual was fatally shot in the head.

Davis is the final defendant among five defendants who pleaded guilty and have been sentenced in this case. Chinneth was sentenced to nine years in federal prison without parole. Sidney A. Williams, 65, of Kansas City, Mo., was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in federal prison without parole (followed by a lifetime of supervised release). Scheronn Scott, also known as “Mo,” 53, of Kansas City, Mo., was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison without parole. Lloyd Taylor, also known as “Tulu,” 68, of Kansas City, Mo., was sentenced to five years in federal prison without parole.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rudolph R. Rhodes IV and Trey Alford. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 30, 2019