Man sentenced to years in federal prison for multi-state drug trafficking ring

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GREENEVILLE (WATE) – A Georgia man was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison after a drug trafficking investigation spanning into Tennessee and Virginia.

Richard Alan Davis, 44, was charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine. Investigators believe Davis was a leader in a drug trafficking network that transported meth from Atlanta into northeast Tennessee and southeast Virginia. The Department of Justice says the group worked out of high-end hotel rooms in Georgia.

The investigation led to nine federal cases in Tennessee and multiple prosecutions. Five kilograms of meth and 20 firearms were seized during the investigation .

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