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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 14, 2014

Drug Defendant Sentenced In Federal Court

MOBILE, Ala. – Raymond Donovan Williams, 42, of Chickasaw, was sentenced today by Judge Kristi K. Dubose to a term of 84 months.  The judge imposed a sentence below the advisory guideline range of 121 to 151 months following a sentencing hearing at which additional testimony was presented.  Williams had been convicted in November of 2013 by a jury after a one day trial, for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.  The jury also found that the amount of cocaine involved in the offenses exceeded 500 grams.  The statutory range of punishment Williams faced was from five years to 40 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $2,000,000, a four-year term of supervised release and special assessments of $200.  At the hearing today, the judge did not impose a fine, but she ordered that Williams serve the four-year term of supervised release when he completes his term of  imprisonment, and that he pay $200 in special assessments.

The case was investigated by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney's Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated January 26, 2015