Convicted drug dealer, associates arrested in Elmira cocaine investigation

Crime

ELMIRA N.Y. (WETM-TV) – A twice-convicted drug dealer from Elmira was arrested Wednesday in connection to an investigation involving the sale of cocaine in the city, according to officials with the Elmira Police Department.

Darrell L. Davis  (PHOTO: EPD)

45-year-old Darrell Davis was charged with criminal possession of a weapon after a search warrant was executed at a home he was located at in the city. Police did not release the location of the house but said they recovered a loaded handgun, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, narcotics paraphernalia, and packaging material. They also found a large sum of cash. Further charges are pending for Davis, they said.

Police said this is not Davis’ first drug arrest. He was convicted back in December 2010 on drug charges in Livingston County and here in Elmira on May 17, 1999.

Ray-Shawn M. Brooks
(PHOTO EPD)

Police also arrested 23-year-old Ray-Shawn Brooks of Elmira, who they stopped leaving the home before they executed the search warrant. Brooks had suspended NYS driving privileges, police said. He was arrested and charged with, aggravated unlicensed operation.

Jermaine A. Brown
(PHOTO: EPD)

46-year-old Jermaine Brown was also arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police said Brown had over 11 ounces of cocaine and a large amount of cash.

The investigation is ongoing. It’s conducted by the Elmira Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit, the New York State Police Violent Gang Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Division.

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