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Case Number: 1:20-cr-00321-CCB
Judge: Catherine C. Blake
Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland (Baltimore County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
Description: Baltimore, Maryland criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute drugs.
Victor Davis, age 41, of Baltimore, Maryland, was indicted for conspiracy to distribute and posses with the intent to distribute crack cocaine base. Davis admitted that during his participation in the conspiracy the members of the drug conspiracy distributed between 28 grams and 112 grams of crack cocaine.
From December 2019 through September 29, 2020, Davis conspired with at least two others to distribute crack cocaine in the area of the 2600 block of Greenmount Avenue and the 400 block of East Lorraine Avenue in Baltimore, Maryland, where Davis’s drug trafficking organization (DTO) operated a “drug shop.” Members of the DTO, including Davis, conducted multiple hand-to-hand sales of drugs to confidential informants.
Davis admitted that he sold crack cocaine to confidential informants on four different occasions. For example, on January 30, 2020, Davis sold two clear bags of crack cocaine to a confidential informant in exchange for $300. In February 2020, a witness observed Davis in a home in the 400 block of East Lorraine Avenue preparing crack cocaine for street-level distribution and discussed future purchases of narcotics. The witness also saw several guns in the home. Davis admitted that the firearms were used to protect the DTO business and, therefore, were possessed in furtherance of the drug conspiracy.
As detailed in the plea agreement, Davis sold a confidential informant two bags of crack cocaine base $600 on February 26, 2020 and again March 4, 2020. On March 18, 2020, the confidential informant purchased four bags of crack cocaine from Davis for $650 and discussed a potential firearm transaction. Davis told the confidential informant that he possessed a “joint,” which is a slang term for a firearm.
Davis admitted that it is reasonably foreseeable to him that the members of the drug conspiracy distributed between 28 grams and 112 grams of crack cocaine.
Acting United States Attorney Jonathan F. Lenzner commended the ATF and the Baltimore City Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Lenzner thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lindsey McCulley and Zachary B. Stendig, and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Lindsay DeFrancesco who prosecuted the case.
21:846 CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE AND POSSESS WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES
21:841 DISTRIBUTION OF COCAINE BASE; 18:2 AIDING AND ABETTING
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to five years in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release.