An Ardmore man, convicted by Associate District Judge Lee Card in June after opting for a non-jury trial on a charge of trafficking methamphetamine, was back before the judge Wednesday for sentencing.
First Assistant District Attorney Heather Cooper, who represented the state during the hearing, said Card ordered the 33-year-old man to serve 20 years in prison and pay a $2,500 fine.
Gary N. Davis was arrested in December by the Carter County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit. Capt. Gregg Johnson said at the time Davis was taken into custody the arrest marked the end of a two-month trafficking investigation. Davis was apprehended at a residence located in the 400 block of C Street NW, where narcotics officers also found what Johnson described as a “large quantity” of methamphetamine with a street value of $5,700, as well as $800 cash.
Johnson, who called Davis a “major [methamphetamine] supplier” credited the eight-week undercover investigation for providing the evidence needed to arrest Davis.
Assistant District Attorney Jack Coppedge prosecuted the case against Davis for the state. Ardmore attorney Jason May served as Davis’ defense lawyer. At the time of his non-jury trial that ended in a conviction, Card revoked the $75,000 bond Davis had posted at the time of his arrest and he had been detained in the county jail awaiting sentencing.