Davis to serve 16.5 years for drug conspiracy

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By Christopher Brooke, Reporter

ROANOKE — A Galax woman caught in a conspiracy to sell illegal drugs was sentenced Monday to 198 months in a federal prison.
Stephie Nicole Bean Davis had pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiring to distribute a mixture of or substance containing methamphetamine after being indicted in January.

Judge James Turk sentenced Davis to federal prison for 16.5 years, according to court papers. This will be followed by five years of supervised release along with special conditions.
"The defendant shall reside in a residence free of firearms, ammunition, destructive devices and dangerous weapons," the court documents state. "The defendant shall submit to warrantless search and seizure of person and property, as directed by the probation officer, to determine whether the defendant is in possession of illegal controlled substances or firearms."
The judge waived any fines or costs of supervised release. Turk also affirmed the forfeiture of a Taurus .38 caliber pistol to the federal authorities.
The court recommended that Davis be incarcerated at the Alderson, W.Va., prison and given the opportunity to participate in an intensive drug treatment program. Davis will be given credit for time awaiting trial, court records state.
Davis received 18 more months in prison than her codefendant, Michael Samuel Sawyers, who received a sentence of 15 years.