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Columbia man pleads guilty to drug conspiracy charges following a shooting in Dec. 2017



A Columbia man is facing a minimum of 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty in federal court in his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy following the shooting of a co-conspirator at his residence in Dec. 2017.

Brian Davis, 55, pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute meth and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime.

Columbia police responded to Davis’s residence on Dec. 3, 2017, after he reported that someone broke into his residence and shot someone. An ambulance took the man to a hospital for treatment after he was shot several times.

Davis told police that two men shot the victim from behind while forcing their way into the residence.

During the investigation, police executed a search warrant at Davis’s residence and found more than two kilograms of meth. Police also found cocaine hydrochloride, cocaine, a loaded Smith & Wesson .38 Special handgun and a safe that contained $73,553 in the closet. Davis will have to forfeit to the government.

A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

Karl Wehmhoener


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