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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

Monday, September 9, 2013

Columbus County Man Sentenced For Drug And Gun Charges

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 3 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 comprised 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.

Updated July 14, 2015