Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

May 20, 2016

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: (617) 557-2100

Storage Facility Manager Sentenced For Trafficking Cocaine And Heroin

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Kwame Davis, 42, of Pawtucket, a former manager of a storage facility business located in Pawtucket, was sentenced today to 77 months in federal prison for trafficking cocaine and heroin from his office at the storage facility.

At sentencing, U.S. District Court Chief Judge William E. Smith also ordered Davis to serve four years supervised release upon completion of his prison term. Davis pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence on February 10, 2016, to one count each of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute heroin.

Davis’ sentence is announced by Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England, United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha, Pawtucket Police Chief Paul King and East Providence Police Chief Christopher J. Parella.

According to court records and information presented to the court, in June 2015, Pawtucket and East Providence Police detectives, and members of the Rhode Island DEA Drug Task Force, conducted an investigation into Kwame Davis’ drug trafficking activities. On multiple occasions, undercover purchases of drugs were made from Davis while he was in his office at his place of employment.  On June 24, 2015, law enforcement executed a court authorized search of Davis’ office and seized 540 grams of cocaine, 19 grams of heroin, and various items used in the packaging and distribution of drugs.  Davis has been detained since his arrest on June 24, 2015.

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