- Associated Press - Saturday, June 3, 2017

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) - A Texas businessman who spent the last 15 months in prison in the Dominican Republic has returned home after being cleared of narcotics trafficking charges.

The Houston Chronicle (https://bit.ly/2sBuURV ) reports Larry Davis was greeted by friends, family and supporters Friday upon landing at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport. He was released from prison this week after a judicial panel in the Dominican Republic found him not guilty.

He was arrested in March 2016 after authorities found almost 1,000 kilograms of cocaine on board his boat, which he’d leased to someone else. Davis said he had no knowledge of the drugs.

Sean Buckley, Davis’ Houston-based attorney, said the judges “chastised” prosecutors for bringing the case “without either presenting any evidence or taking the time to further investigate whether any evidence existed.”

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, https://www.houstonchronicle.com

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