By Daniel Webster, dweb.News
Jacksonville, Florida – U.S. district Judge Timothy J. Corrigan sentenced Jerard K. Davis (35, Palm Coast), to 15 years federal prison for possessing firearms as a felon and possessing with intent to distribute cocaine. The court also ordered Davis forfeit the firearm and ammunition that he was carrying as part of the offense. After a bench trial, Davis was found guilty of the offense on April 14, 2021.
According to court documents, Davis was discovered in possession of a loaded pistol.380 caliber, cocaine base, and other drug distribution paraphernalia on July 26, 2018. Davis was convicted of multiple felonies, including four for possession or sale of narcotics with intent to distribute them. He was therefore prohibited from possessing firearms under federal law.
Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly said, “We greatly appreciate the Safe Neighborhoods partnership avec ATF, The Department of Justice and U.S. Attorney’s Office For the Middle District of Florida.” “Jerard had been terrorizing our community and selling poison for a long period. We were grateful for the substantial sentence he received in federal prison.
Craig W. Saier, ATF Special Agent In Charge, stated that “Removing firearms from the hands of armed drug traffickers, especially those who have been convicted felons is at the forefront ATF’s mission.” “This sentencing is yet another example of how working together with law enforcement partners makes our communities more secure.”
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Flagler County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney David B. Mesrobian prosecuted the case.
This case is being investigated as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a joint federal, state and local program that focuses on violent crime reduction. PSN is an evidence-based program that has been proven to reduce violent crime. PSN brings together a wide range of stakeholders to work together to identify the most serious problems with violent crime in the community and to develop comprehensive solutions. PSN partners with local prevention and reentry programs to reduce crime.
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