Georgia man sentenced to over 15 years in prison for involvement in dog fighting and drug conspiracy

MACON, Georgia (WRBL) – A Georgia man involved in two different drug trafficking organizations and a multistate dog fighting operation based in Macon was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison on Friday.

According to the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, 43-year-old Armard Davis, aka “Black Jack” of Fort Valley, Georgia, was sentenced to 190 months in prison and four years of supervised release.

He previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess controlled substances with intent to distribute controlled substances and to conspiracy to participate in an animal fighting operation. Davis is not eligible for parole.

Based on court documents, authorities were investigating a criminal enterprise involved in the distribution of cocaine, methamphetamine and organized dog fights based in Roberta, Georgia and eventually expanding into northern Georgia, Florida and Alabama from May 2019 to February 2020.

In February 2020, authorities conducted 15 house searches and seized over 150 dogs used in dog fighting.

According to the US Attorney’s Office, many of the rescued dogs had scars and injuries, such as broken legs and open bleeding wounds, suggesting dogfighting.

Law enforcement also confiscated scales, weighted collars, heavy chains, ground stakes, various pedigrees, and medical supplies for animal injuries sustained during the fighting.

Authorities also seized firearms and illegal drugs during the investigation. The criminal organization is accused of distributing almost 20 kilograms of cocaine and 179 grams of methamphetamine.

Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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