Task force busts alleged Newark cocaine dealer

A Newark man has been charged with a first-degree felony after reportedly possessing more than 200 grams of cocaine and more than 100 percocet pills.

The Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant at a home on the 500 block of Vesper Drive in Newark on May 26 after a lengthy investigation.

During a search of the home, about 250 grams of cocaine (equal to about 1/2 pound) and more than 120 Percocet 30 milligram tablets were located. Court records indicate digital scales and other items associated with drug trafficking were also located in the search.

Detectives arrested 48-year-old Kenya "Mo" Davis and interviewed him. Davis reportedly admitted to trafficking in cocaine to "numerous residents within the Newark and Licking County area," according to court records.

He was charged with first-degree felony possession of cocaine Wednesday in Licking County Common Pleas Court.

Davis is currently being held in the Licking County Justice Center in lieu of a $250,000 bond.

Davis will likely be charged as a major drug offender, which carries a mandatory maximum sentence of 11 years in prison if he is convicted. Davis could also face other felony charges when the case is reviewed by a grand jury in the coming weeks.

Published by zanesvilletimesrecorder.com

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