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Columbus County Man Sentenced on Drug and Gun Charges

U.S. Attorney’s Office September 09, 2013
  • Eastern District of North Carolina (919) 856-4530

NEW BERN—United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced that Friday in federal court, Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced Jason Antwan Williams, 26, of Columbus County, to 58 months of months’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release.

Williams was named in an indictment filed on October 17, 2012, charging him with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine; felon in possession of a firearm; and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. On March 12, 2013, Williams pled guilty to those charges.

According to the investigation, Williams was the driver of a truck stopped by the Cary Police Department on April 5, 2012, after the truck left the area of an undercover drug bust. Williams was found to be in possession of marijuana, cocaine, and a handgun with an obliterated serial number. Williams previously had been convicted of a felony.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Cary Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Raleigh-Durham Safe Streets Task Force, composed of the Cary Police Department, Durham County Sheriff’s Office, Durham Police Department, Garner Police Department, North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement, North Carolina State Highway Patrol, and the Raleigh Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney S. Katherine Burnette represented the government.

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