ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Stafford man and Herndon woman pleaded guilty today to charges arising from the recovery of a firearm and cocaine base, commonly known as crack cocaine, during the execution of a search warrant in Prince William County.
According to court documents, Christopher John Davis, Jr., 25, and Kenya Johnson, 25, conspired with each other and others to distribute cocaine base between June 2019 and October 2019. On Sept. 24, 2019, Davis and Johnson were together inside an apartment in Prince William County. At that time, Davis and Johnson possessed with intent to distribute approximately 7.2 grams of cocaine base and a firearm, which were recovered by law enforcement officers during the execution of a search warrant of the apartment.
Davis pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base.
Davis and Johnson are scheduled to be sentenced on March 31, 2021. Davis faces up to life in prison and a mandatory minimum of five years in prison. Johnson faces up to 40 years in prison and a mandatory minimum of five years in prison. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF’s Washington Field Division; and Jarad L. Phelps, Acting Chief of Prince William County Police, made the announcement after U.S. District Judge Anthony J. Trenga accepted the plea.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Natasha Smalky and Cristina Stam are prosecuting the case.
A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 1:20-cr-197.