North Carolina man sentenced to 18 years in prison for methamphetamine conspiracy, distribution
Published 8:17 am Saturday, December 3, 2022
A Goldsboro man was sentenced to 216 months in prison for trafficking methamphetamine, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Eastern District of North Carolina.
According to court documents and information presented at the sentencing hearing, in May 2018, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the Winston-Salem Police Department received information that Chris Montreal Davis, 42, was part of a large-scale drug trafficking organization operating in Goldsboro which distributed large quantities of crystal methamphetamine and that Davis maintained several “trap houses” or “stash houses” in Goldsboro and employed runners – oftentimes drug users – to hand deliver drugs.
“On August 8, 2019, and September 12, 2019, law enforcement executed residential search warrants at the Goldsboro ‘trap houses’ during which the following items were located and seized: drug paraphernalia, two .45 caliber handguns, a .40 caliber handgun, marijuana, $7,185.28 in U.S. currency, 52 grams of cocaine base, 57.5 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, 45 grams of heroin, an SKS assault rifle, a .38 caliber handgun, and a crossbow,” stated the release.
Davis was named in an indictment filed on March 12, 2020 charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of cocaine from 2018 to March 12, 2020 (Count One) and distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting (Count Two), according to the release. Davis entered a plea of guilty to both counts on March 3, 2021.
“Over the course of the conspiracy, Davis was conservatively responsible for assisting in the distribution more than 15 kilograms of cocaine, 15 kilograms of methamphetamine, and 45 grams of heroin,” stated the release.
Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and the Winston-Salem Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer C. Nucci prosecuted.