Authorities in Atlantic County announced that on May 3, Kevin Davis, 37, of Atlantic City, was sentenced to an aggregate term of 48 years in New Jersey State Prison, subject to 24 years of parole ineligibility.
According to officials, on March 13, Davis was found guilty after a jury trial of having committed fifteen crimes, including first-degree maintaining a fentanyl production facility, second-degree unlawful possession of a handgun in the furtherance of fentanyl production and distribution, and resisting arrest by flight.
Officials say Davis was also found guilty of first-degree unlawful possession of a handgun by an offender previously convicted of violating the No Early Release Act for violent offenders.
On October 3, 2019, members of the Atlantic City Police Department executed a search warrant on a residence used by Davis to package fentanyl for sale.
According to Police, in Davis’ bedroom, the police recovered a substantial quantity of fentanyl, paraphernalia used to package and label fentanyl for sale, and a handgun loaded with a high-capacity ammunition magazine which contained various rounds of ammunition, including hollow point ammunition.
Police say officers attempted to take Davis into custody after he exited the front door of the home, but he fled from police officers on a bicycle for several blocks in Atlantic City until he was taken into custody.
Over 100 folds of fentanyl packaged for sale were recovered when Davis was taken into custody near the Boys and Girls Club and the Pennsylvania Avenue School, which led to additional charges for possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute near a school and public park for which he was also found guilty.
This is Davis’ third adult conviction for illegal possession of a handgun, and he was previously convicted of attempted murder.