ST. PAUL (WJON News) - A St. Paul man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shipping drugs into several Minnesota Correctional Facilities.

Officials at the U.S. Justice Department say 40-year-old Walter Davis coordinated the sale of drugs to multiple DOC facilities.

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According to court documents, Davis attempted to mail six letters to inmates that contained news articles printed on Strathmore cotton paper soaked in a synthetic cannabionoid substance which produces hallucinogenic effects when consumed.

Investigators were able to intercept and seize the letters.

Authorities used a search warrant for Davis's primary home in Eagan, and an apartment in Maplewood. Records show investigators found two baggies of fentanyl, $3,000 in cash, digital scales and a loaded .38 caliber handgun inside the Eagan home.

Authorities say they also found over 400 grams of fentanyl, digital scales, a spray bottle containing the synthetic substance, Strathmore cotton paper and a .357 caliber revolver.

Davis is also sentenced to five-years of supervised released following his prison term.


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