Man found asleep with AK-47 pistol, 2 kilos of meth in car at major Lexington intersection pleads guilty

LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Lexington man entered a guilty plea on Thursday in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, following an incident in which he was discovered in an unconscious state inside his vehicle with an AK-47 type pistol in his lap at the intersection of Man O’ War and Tates Creek Road in Lexington. The plea encompasses multiple charges of drug trafficking and firearm possession.

Dyvontea T. Davis, 26, pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and methamphetamine, as well as possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Davis was indicted on October 6, 2022. He will be sentenced by Judge Karen K. Caldwell in September.

In the first incident involving Davis, on October 4, 2021, officers from the Lexington Police Department (LPD) encountered Davis in his vehicle in the Cardinal Valley area. Davis was in the driver’s seat and appeared unresponsive. A search of his vehicle revealed a variety of narcotics including fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine. Davis was arrested on state charges and released on bond shortly thereafter.

The second incident, on July 26, 2022, involved Lexington Fire Department and LPD units responding to the intersection of Man O’ War and Tates Creek Road. They found Davis unconscious in the driver’s seat with an AK-47 type pistol in his lap. A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded three additional handguns and almost two kilograms (four pounds) of methamphetamine.

In the guilty plea, Davis admitted to the possession of the controlled substances with the intent to distribute, as well as the possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking. Davis was represented by attorney Robert L. Abell.

The case illustrates a single instance of drug trafficking and illegal firearm possession in Lexington, and is now proceeding to the sentencing phase. Judge Karen K. Caldwell will sentence Davis on September 21. The fentanyl charge could result in up to 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine, and at least three years of supervised release. The large quantity of meth carries a minimum of 10 years to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000, and at least five years of supervised release. The gun charge stipulates a minimum of 5 years to life imprisonment, which must be served consecutively to any other term, a fine up to $250,000, and up to 5 years of supervised release.