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09/11/2017

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West Texas man sentenced to nearly 13 years in federal prison for trafficking cocaine

LUBBOCK, Texas — A West Texas man was sentenced Friday to 151 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base.

This sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. This case was investigated by the following agencies: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.

Dewitt Donnell Bailey, 33, pleaded guilty in May 2017 to one count of possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base. Charlene Denise Davis, 47, Bailey’s half-sister, pleaded guilty in May 2017 to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Senior U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings previously sentenced Davis to 41 months in federal prison. She is ordered to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons Oct. 6. Bailey has been in custody since his arrest in March.

According to documents filed in the case, on March 15, 2017 — following an investigation that spanned several months — law enforcement executed three search warrants in Lubbock related to individuals involved in distributing cocaine and cocaine base. Bailey had access to, and control of, all three residences.  Davis was a resident at one of the locations.  Searches of the three residences revealed about $10,000 in cash, about 160 grams of suspected cocaine base, and several digital scales.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Long, Northern District of Texas, prosecuted this case.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/13/2017