Kenya “Mo” Davis, 48, was arrested in August after he admitted to trafficking drugs to residents within the Newark and Licking County area
An extensive and expensive shoe collection that formerly belonged to a convicted Ohio drug dealer was listed for sale Friday on GovDeals.com.
All proceeds collected from the auction will go toward investigative funding for the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force, authorities said.
At least sixty-seven pairs of name brand shoes like Reebok, Puma and K-Swiss were collected at the time investigators seized a ‘half-pound of cocaine, 100-plus pills containing fentanyl, digital scales and nearly $2,500 in cash’ inside Kenya Davis’ Newark home on the 500 block of Vesper Drive, court documents said.
It seems nifty footwear was Davis’ preferred form of payment in exchange for the illegal drugs, The Columbus Dispatch reported.
The shoe sizes range from 10 to 12.
Lt. Paul Cortright, of the Licking County Sheriff’s Department, said the massive shoe haul was unlike most he’s witnessed in prior drug-related raids.
The shoes range from sizes 10-12
At least sixty-seven pairs of name brand shoes like Reebok, Puma and K-Swiss were collected
A large shoe collection that formerly belonged to the convicted drug dealer was listed for sale on GovDeals.com Friday
‘I’m not saying it’s the most we’ve seen at a location, but it’s unusual,’ Cortright told the newspaper.
Davis, 48, was sentenced to 11 years in prison back in August for first-degree felony drug possession charges.
Davis previously admitted to trafficking cocaine and opioids to ‘numerous residents within the Newark and Licking County area,’ court records said.
He is temporarily being held at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient until further notice.
Davis is temporarily being held at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient until further notice
Licking County officials said they’ve collected up to ‘$1.2 million to date’ in proceeds from the sold belongings of convicts on GovDeals.com
Licking County officials said they’ve collected up to ‘$1.2 million to date’ in proceeds from the sold belongings of convicts on GovDeals.com over the course of the past several years.
‘Most of those proceeds end up in the county’s general fund, though money from the sale of items confiscated as part of drug investigations is directed to further drug task force efforts,’ the newspaper said.
Other efforts include ‘providing the cash that officers need when making undercover purchases to catch dealers.’