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Memphis Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Tennessee

Memphis, TN – Demario Davis, 35, of Memphis has been sentenced to 204 months in federal prison for 
distribution of heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl.  Joseph C. Murphy, Jr., United States Attorney, 
announced the sentence today.

According  to  information  presented in  court,  on  February  12,  2018,  members of  the Memphis 
Police  Department’s - Organized Crime Unit  responded to an overdose that occurred at a hotel room 
on Madison Avenue.  Davis was identified as the source of these narcotics.

In December 2019, a  federal grand jury  returned a six-count indictment against Davis, charging 
violations  including possession with intent  to distribute  heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl.

The  defendant pled  guilty  on  February  24,  2022,  to  three  counts  of  the  six-count 

On June 23, 2022, United States District Judge John T. Fowlkes, Jr.  sentenced Davis to 204 months 
imprisonment to be followed by three years’ supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal 

This case was investigated by the Memphis Police Department Heroin Opioid Response Team.

Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Kimbril-Parks  prosecuted this case on behalf of the 


Updated June 24, 2022