Some knew Andrew Davis, of Kingston, Jamaica, as a dancehall artist named Flippa Mafia (or Flippa Moggela). To law enforcement, Davis was the overlord of a family-run cocaine trafficking organization that shipped the white from Cali into New Jersey. He was found guilty of distribution of cocaine and money laundering in December. On Friday, Davis was sentenced to 25 years behind the wall.
Davis, 37, was accused of running the coke operation with his brother, Kemar Davis, who resided in Hollywood, CA. Kemar Davis was sentenced to 20 years in prison in March. Another Davis brother, Roger, also pleaded guilty to drug charges and sentenced to ten years. One of Davis’ co-defendants was sentenced to 21 years in state prison in February. According to the Philly Voice, “Investigators said the co-defendant received large shipments of cocaine in New Jersey and distributed them to other drug traffickers under the direction of Andrew and Kemar Davis.”
Andrew Davis was also charged with leading a narcotics trafficking network, but the jury could not come to a unanimous decision. Davis faces a new trial on that charge. If convicted on that charge, he could get slapped with a life sentence with 25 years of parole ineligibility. As it stands, Davis is ineligible for parole for the first 12 years of the 25 he was sentenced to. He has also been ordered to pay a $250,000 fine.
Robin Lord, Davis’ attorney, is confident that various errors made in court will lead to his client being released. He said, “An innocent man was sentenced today both for crimes he did not commit, and crimes he was not convicted of.”
Law enforcement considers the dismantling of the Davis drug ring a success. “Andrew Davis thought he could live the good life in Jamaica with the hundreds of thousands of dollars he and his brothers reaped by shipping cocaine from California into New Jersey,” boasted Acting Attorney General Lougy. “His big mistake was underestimating how far we would go with our law enforcement partners to bring them to justice and stop them from trafficking their poison into our communities.”