Norwalk Man Pleads Admits Distributing "Date Rape" Drug
June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England and Kevin J. O’Connor, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DONALD DAVIS, JR., age 40, of 20 Highwood Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New Haven to one count of conspiracy to distribute gamma butyrolactone (“GBL”), which is commonly used as a “date rape” drug.
According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, in May 2005, law enforcement officers executed a search and arrest warrant at DAVIS’ Norwalk residence and seized narcotics paraphernalia and significant quantities of GBL. Officers also seized DAVIS’ personal computer, a subsequent search of which revealed that DAVIS had used the internet, including a bulletin board called “The Global Connection,” to facilitate sales of the “date rape” drug.
Judge Kravitz has scheduled sentencing for, January 9, 2007, at which time DAVIS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years and a fine of up to $1,000,000. During the guilty plea proceeding, DAVIS admitted that he had used his residence to commit and facilitate the commission of his distribution of GBL, thus subjecting his residence to forfeiture under federal law. DAVIS has agreed to forfeit $80,000 as a substitute for forfeiture of his residence.
U.S. Attorney O’Connor commended the investigation of this matter that was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Norwalk Police Department.