North Carolina man sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison on firearms and methamphetamine charges – The Coastland Times
DiTwan Davis, 26, of Goldsboro, North Carolina, was sentenced on August 12, 2021 to 118 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and conspiring to distribute and possess in the intention to distribute an amount of methamphetamine, according to a press release from the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of North Carolina.
According to court documents, court evidence and other documents, on May 11, 2019, Goldsboro police responded to a shooting at Morgan’s Night Club in Goldsboro.
“Based on the investigation, Davis discharged a gun at someone in the parking lot. Davis then attempted to flee the scene by walking away, ”the statement said. “A Wayne County Sheriff’s Assistant working after hours of duty attempted to arrest Davis. Davis accelerated the car towards the officer who was forced to unload his gun at the car. Davis hit the officer and then run over a person coming out of the nightclub. This person was seriously injured.
“Davis continued to drive at a high speed and eventually lost control of the car and was wrecked,” the statement continued. “Law enforcement arrested Davis and retrieved the gun from the car. Davis had previously been convicted of a felony and had been prohibited from owning a firearm.
Law enforcement was investigating a drug trafficking organization involved in the distribution of methamphetamine in Goldsboro and Duplin County. According to the statement, in June and July 2019, Davis was present when law enforcement made two controlled purchases of methamphetamine at a Dale Street residence in Goldsboro. On July 3, 2019, Davis and another person were arrested at the Family Dollar parking lot in Duplin County as they attempted to deliver about four ounces of methamphetamine, the statement said, which also said Davis was acting as a security for the organization.
The investigation was part of Operation OCDETF Fighting Jellyfish. “An Organized Crime Combating Task Force (OCDETF) is a cooperative federal, state and local approach to combating drug trafficking and is the country’s primary tool for disrupting and dismantling major drug trafficking organizations, targeting drug trafficking organizations at national and regional levels, and coordinating law enforcement entities and resources to disrupt or dismantle the targeted criminal organization and seize their assets, ”the statement said. “This OCDETF focuses on a multi-state drug trafficking organization and gang activity associated with the distribution of narcotics which has been responsible for acts of violence and the distribution of hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine across states. -United.”
G. Norman Acker III, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement following the conviction by United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Craven County Sheriff’s Offices, Duplin, New Hanover, Pamlico and Wayne, and the Goldsboro Police Department have investigated the case. and US Deputy Prosecutor Timothy Severo sued.
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