Minnesota man arrested for allegedly trying to send drug-soaked papers to inmates

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man has been arrested for allegedly trying to send inmates drug-soaked papers, officials say.

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According to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota in a news release, Walter “Disney” Davis, 40, tried to mail six letters to inmates on April 12, 2021, which included news articles printed “on high-quality Strathmore cotton papers soaked in MDMB-4en-PINACA.” MDMB-4en-PINACA is a synthetic cannabinoid substance that leads to hallucinations, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota.

WCCO said the letters were addressed to four different Minnesota prisons. Investigators conducted search warrants that turned up about 400 grams of fentanyl, $3,000 in cash, digital scales, MDMB-4en-PINACA spray, a Strathmore cotton paper package and multiple loaded weapons.

Davis’ trial began on June 15, 2022, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota. Three days into the trial, Davis pleaded guilty to all counts, according to WCCO.

According to WCCO, Davis has been booked on recommended charges of attempted distribution of a drug analogue, possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and illegal possession of a firearm as a felon.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota said Davis’ sentencing will be scheduled at a later date. The United States Postal Inspection Service and the Minnesota Department of Corrections worked together on the investigation.

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