News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2010
Contact: Jodie Underwood
Number: (206) 553-5443

Anchorage Man Convicted Of Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

MAR 16 -- (Anchorage, AK) – DEA Acting Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Mark Thomas and the United States Attorney for the District of Alaska, Karen L. Loeffler announced that on March 10, 2010, after deliberating two hours, a federal jury found Sedric O. Williams guilty of one count of drug trafficking conspiracy and one count of attempting to possess cocaine base (crack), heroin, and MDMA, or ecstasy, with the intent to distribute.

According to information provided to the court, the evidence presented at trial established that Williams was apprehended after being identified by law enforcement as one of the intended recipients of a Federal Express parcel containing heroin, ecstasy, and more than 5 grams of cocaine base. Evidence at the scene of the delivery indicated that Williams took possession of plastic bags that contained the drugs in the minutes following the package’s arrival.

Williams is set for sentencing before Judge Burgess on June 4, 2010, at 2:30 p.m. The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 40 years in prison, a fine of $2,000,000, or both.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, including DEA Task Force members from the Anchorage Police Department and the Alaska State Troopers.