BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.–United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that Joshua Frederick Davis, 31, of Moncks Corner, South Carolina, has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Charleston, to two counts of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possession of firearms by a convicted felon.
United States District Judge Richard M. Gergel, of Charleston, accepted the guilty plea and will impose sentence after he has reviewed the presentence report which will be prepared by the U.S. Probation Office.
Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that on December 28, 2015, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Davis. During the stop, officers conducted a probable cause search of the defendant and located 96 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 19 grams of crack cocaine and 12 grams of cocaine in Davis’ pants.
Officers then executed a search warrant at Davis’ residence, where they found over 500 grams of crystal methamphetamine and two firearms in Davis’ bedroom.
On February 8, 2016, the Goose Creek Police Department conducted a lawful traffic stop on Davis. After placing Davis under arrest for a small amount of crystal methamphetamine found in his vehicle, officers recovered 25 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 10 grams of crack cocaine and 2 grams of cocaine from Davis’ pants.
Drake stated the maximum penalty is life imprisonment and/or a fine of $4,000,000.
The case was investigated by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, Moncks Corner Police Department and Goose Creek Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Nick Bianchi of the Charleston office is prosecuting the case.