Date: February 11, 2020
PITTSBURGH – William Davis was sentenced to 46 months in prison for distributing cocaine and possessing a firearm after prior felony convictions, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Davis of McKees Rocks was sentenced by United States District Judge Marilyn J. Horan. Judge Horan also sentenced Davis to serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison.
Davis was sentenced for distributing over 100 grams of cocaine in June and July 2017. He had previously been convicted in 2011 in federal court in Pittsburgh for conspiring to distribute cocaine. Davis was also sentenced for possessing a stolen firearm on January 3, 2019, after having been convicted of several felony crimes, including cocaine trafficking in 2011 and unlawful firearm possession in 2004 and 2005.
The Internal Revenue Service, the Stowe Township Police Department, the McKees Rocks Police Department, the Allegheny County Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office, and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the convictions and sentence in this case. This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice's violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.
Assistant United States Attorney Craig W. Haller prosecuted this case on behalf of the United States.