Two Jefferson City Men Sentenced for Heroin Conspiracy
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two Jefferson City, Mo., men were sentenced in federal court today for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin.
Frank Collins, 45, and Tracy Davis, 47, both of Jefferson City, were sentenced in separate appearances before U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes. Collins was sentenced to 18 years and four months in federal prison without parole. Davis was sentenced to three years in federal prison without parole.
Collins and Davis both pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute heroin. Police utilized a confidential informant to make two purchases of heroin from Davis and additional confidential informants to make heroin purchases from Collins.
In one instance, when the confidential informant parked near Davis’s residence, Davis and a young child approached the vehicle. The confidential informant handed Davis $250 and Davis and the small child walked away. Davis then returned to the vehicle, opened the front passenger door, and handed the confidential informant two baggies of heroin.
Collins was the primary supplier for Davis, who then sold to users who would purchase heroin in half-gram quantities for approximately $100. Davis admitted he had been obtaining heroin from Collins every one to two days for the past six months prior to his arrest.
Collins admitted purchasing two to two-and-a-half ounces of heroin on four occasions over the past four months prior to his arrest, all from his source of supply in Chicago, for $85 per gram.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren E. Kummerer. It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, MUSTANG (the Mid-Missouri Unified Strike Team and Narcotics Group), the Jefferson City, Mo., Police Department, and the Columbia, Mo. Police Department.