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

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Cincinnati, Ohio Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Federal Prison On Drug And Firearms Charges

In Waco today, 31-year-old Rodney Davis of Cincinnati, OH, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison  followed by five years of supervised release and fined $3,000 for his role in a drug distribution operation announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman and Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw.

On June 26, 2014, U.S. District Judge Walter S. Smith convicted Davis of possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm during the commission of a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Testimony during the bench trial revealed that on August 6, 2013, Davis was stopped by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper just outside of Centerville in Leon County.  A search was conducted after a canine unit alerted on Davis’ vehicle.  During the search, the trooper discovered approximately six kilograms of cocaine and a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson semi-automatic firearm.  Davis’ criminal history includes a 2001 robbery conviction in Hamilton County, Ohio.

This case was investigated by the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigations Division.  Assistant United States Attorney Mary Kucera prosecuted this case on behalf of the Government.

Updated December 15, 2014