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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

New York Man Sentenced on Cocaine Charge

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – A Brooklyn man, who previously pled guilty to a federal cocaine charge, was sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia, announced United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr.

James Christopher Davis, 47, of Brooklyn, New York, previously pled guilty to one possessing with the intent to distribute cocaine. Today in District Court, Davis was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison.  

“The distribution of illegal drugs continues to a problem in our communities that must be addressed through a combined approach of enforcement, treatment and prevention,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today.

According to evidence presented at previous hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford, police conducted a search warrant at an apartment in Roanoke on January 27, 2016. When Police entered the home, the first person the observed was Davis, who ran to the bathroom and slammed the door. Police entered the bathroom, arrested Davis and recovered a large, black plastic back containing a substance later determined to be cocaine.

Assistant United States Attorney Andrew Bassford prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated November 9, 2016