Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Legal professional for the District of Connecticut, introduced that MICHAEL DAVIS, 34, of Hartford, was sentenced in the present day by U.S. District Choose Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 60 months of imprisonment, adopted by three years of supervised launch, for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
In line with court docket paperwork and statements made in court docket, Davis was arrested on state expenses on February 10, 2021, after legislation enforcement officers noticed him conducting drug gross sales on Important Road in Hartford’s North Finish, and a search of his individual revealed a loaded Remington Arms, mannequin RP9, 9mm handgun, and 5 glass vials containing MDMA (“ecstasy”). A associated search of Davis’s automobile revealed a number of vials of crack cocaine and MDMA.
Davis, who was launched on bond in his state case, was once more arrested on April 7, 2021, after he was noticed promoting medication in the identical space of Important Road, after which tossed a plastic bag containing 48 wax sleeves of heroin from his automotive window as he was pursued by legislation enforcement.
Davis’s legal historical past consists of state convictions for firearm and narcotics offenses.
Davis has been detained since April 7, 2021. He was charged federally and, on Could 9, 2022, pleaded responsible to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
This matter was investigated by the FBI’s Connecticut Violent Crime Process Power, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Hartford Police Division. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Legal professional Konstantin Lantsman with the help of Legislation Scholar Intern Nicholas Barile.
This case is a part of Undertaking Protected Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Division of Justice’s violent crime discount efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program confirmed to be efficient at lowering violent crime. By means of PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work collectively to establish probably the most urgent violent crime issues in the neighborhood and develop complete options to deal with them. As a part of this technique, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on probably the most violent offenders and companions with regionally primarily based prevention and reentry packages for lasting reductions in crime.