Lincoln man sentenced to 25 years in relation to fentanyl overdoses

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A Lincoln man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on Thursday for distributing cocaine laced with fentanyl, which led to six overdoses in three days.

Brandon Terrell Davis, 39, was sentenced on two counts of distribution of cocaine and fentanyl resulting in serious bodily injury.

Both counts are 300-month sentences that will be served at the same time.

On Aug. 13, 2021, two people suffered drug overdoses after buying what they believed to be cocaine from Davis, Acting U.S. Attorney Steven A. Russell said in a press release.

Lincoln Police officers were dispatched to the parking lot of a Lincoln bar, where they performed CPR on the victims until Lincoln Fire & Rescue arrived.

After being given Narcan, one of the two victims was revived.  The victim told police that they purchased 1 gram of cocaine from Davis, then used it in the other victim’s truck.

The second victim was intubated and received heart and lung support while hospitalized.

The drug paraphernalia and residue in the victim’s truck tested positive for cocaine and fentanyl.

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After his release from prison, Davis will serve five years on supervised release.

There is no parole in the federal system.

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