Russian Immigrant Went From Public Assistance To Drug Dealing In LA, OC

Categories: Court, Crime-iny

Anush Davtyan reportedly earned a 1986 medical degree from a Moscow university, but when she immigrated to Southern California she lived on government benefits and shoplifted.

You have to give Davtyan, who uses the first name "Lana," credit: she eventually graduated from public assistance and petty thefts to . . . well . . . major crime.

According to a federal indictment, the immigrant became a serious drug dealer working in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

How serious?

During the execution of a search warrant, federal agents found 1,116 Oxycodone pills in her bedroom, 2,669 pills wrapped in a white bag in the back seat of a Mercedes Benz parked in her garage as well as 4,928 additional pills in a pink container hidden in the vehicle's trunk.

According to federal law enforcement reports, Davtyan and her common-law husband, Armen Ayrapetyan, operated an illegal narcotics scheme that supplied street dealers and addicts with the powerful painkiller.

They also bribed pharmacists in Costa Mesa and Fountain Valley to honor fake prescriptions, federal agents claim.

In contrast, Davtyan's criminal defense lawyer described his client as a respected member of California's Armenian immigrant community and her young children labeled her an excellent, loving mother.

For the sake of the youngsters who want to be with their mother, a reduced punishment was appropriate, the defense argued.

But inside Orange County's Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse, U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter saw a brazen drug dealer.

This month, Carter imposed a significant incarceration period for the defendant: 135 months.

Lies. All LIES!
Her accused accomplice, Ayrapetyan, fled to Russia and remains a fugitive, according to court records.

On orders by Carter, the 53-year-old criminal is presently locked inside the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles.

Her scheduled return to society is set for the third year of President Hilary Clinton's second term in the White House: 2023.

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They deport Italians and Canadians when they break the law, so, why not relieve society of this burden and ship her out.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Living the American Dream


Armenians.  Maybe hatred of caucasions has a basis?


Is she Russian or Armenian? Your headline say's Russian but than you refer to her as a member of The Armenian community. Those are 2 different nationalities

Mitchell_Young topcommenter

Russian is an ethnicity. This guy is Armenian, no matter what passport he holds. 


"Her scheduled return to society is set for the third year of President Hilary Clinton's second term in the White House: 2023"

Huh? Is it OK if I think something bad about you? Because if it is then I think you're an A-Hole

JGlanton topcommenter

Public Assistance: the gateway drug to the drug using and drug dealing lifestyle. Also very popular with terrorists and criminals of all sorts in the USA and UK.

My neighbor died from Oxy.  Now I know who might have made it available on the thriving OC oxy black market. Russian bitch.

Say, there is a great story idea for the Weekly.  Delve into the OC Oxy scene. I think you may have covered a case or two. There's the Craig's List scene, the crooked docs that all the cool kids know, the email dealers, the connections at rehab facilities, the -contin vs -codone scene, and the many stories of the fall from good OC kid skateboarder/bmxer to broken arms, oxy, addiction, stealing, lying, rehab and jail. 


@JGlanton your right on pewt.. do you remeber when you used to take some oxy and rub one silly??

rscottmoxley topcommenter

@JGlanton It sounds like you are not appreciating this defendant's reasoning for a light sentence: she's a momma. Do you have momma issues, SP JGlanton?

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