NORFOLK, Va. – A Norfolk man pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to court documents, Davidro Leondre Smith, aka “Kastor Troy,” 30, is a five-time felon and member of the Norfolk-based Cream/200K/2K criminal street gang.
On July 26, 2019, Norfolk police officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a car driven by Smith, with fellow gang member Dequan McKee, aka “The General,” in the passenger seat. Smith refused to stop and led several police vehicles on a high-speed chase. During the pursuit, Smith maneuvered around police vehicles stopped in the middle of the road and at one point drove in the opposite lane facing oncoming traffic. Smith and McKee finally abandoned the car in an apartment-complex parking lot, and police officers chased them on foot. While running from one of the officers, Smith drew his gun, brandished it, and tried to throw it into one of the apartments, but it bounced off the rear screen door. He then fought the pursuing officer, and was arrested after backup arrived. The arresting officer recovered from Smith roughly 7.1 grams of marijuana and 62 pills of varying colors and sizes, separated into three bags. Lab results confirmed the presence of Oxycodone.
The officers also recovered McKee’s handgun, which had been lying underneath the car’s front passenger floor mat, and his phone, which had been sitting on the front passenger seat, unlocked and recording on Facebook Live. The footage shows McKee sitting in the car’s passenger seat with his gun between his legs. It also shows McKee’s and Smith’s reactions at the moment the officers turned on their emergency lights to initiate the traffic stop—as they panic and discuss throwing drugs out of one of the car windows. Facebook friends of McKee who were viewing the live recording posted messages encouraging Smith and McKee to do so.
Smith faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison when sentenced on November 10. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
The case was investigated as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), Operation Bloodline. The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.
G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the ATF’s Washington Field Division; and Larry D. Boone, Chief of Norfolk Police, made the announcement after U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas Miller accepted the plea. Assistant U.S. Attorney William B. Jackson is prosecuting the case.
A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Related court documents and information are located on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:20-cr-018.