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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Kansas

For Immediate Release

June 4, 2012

Barry Grissom, United States Attorney

Contact: Jim Cross, Public Affairs
(316) 269-6481

Wichita Man Pleads Guilty In Drug, Firearms Case

WICHITA, KAN. – A Wichita man pleaded guilty today to federal drug and firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Chico C. Davis, 34, Wichita, pleaded guilty to eight counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, one count of distributing crack cocaine and one count of distributing methamphetamine.

In his plea, Davis admitted he sold firearms to undercover agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. He also sold crack cocaine and methamphetamine to the agents. At that time, he was prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm because he had three prior felony convictions. The crimes occurred in May and June 2011 in Wichita.

Sentencing is set for Aug. 20. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine to $250,000 on each of the firearms counts, a maximum penalty of 20 years and a fine up to $1 million on the crack cocaine count and a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $5 million on the methamphetamine charge.

Grissom commended the ATF, the Wichita Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra Barnett for their work on the case.