U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today (September 27, 2023) that Tracy Davis, age 51 and of Kentwood, pled guilty on September 26, 2023 to one (1) count of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance, one (1) count of Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Offense, and one (1) count of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
According to court documents, Davis was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous felony conviction. The Drug Enforcement Administration and Hammond Police Department began investigating Davis due to a complaint that Davis was distributing narcotics in the Kentwood area. A search warrant was obtained for two residences and a vehicle associated with Davis, that resulted in the seizure of cocaine and multiple firearms from within the residences and vehicle.
For the controlled dangerous substance charge, Davis faces a maximum sentence of twenty years, up to a $1,000,000 fine, and up to three years of supervised release. For the possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking charge, Davis faces an additional five years up to life imprisonment that must run consecutive to every other term of imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000 and up to five years of supervised release. For the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon charge, Davis faces up to fifteen years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to three years of supervised release. Each count also requires payment of a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.
U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration and Hammond Police Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stuart Theriot of the Narcotics Unit.