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January 27, 2014


El Dorado, Arkansas - Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Lee Oliver Williams was sentenced today for possession of more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Williams, age 41 of Magnolia, Arkansas, was sentenced to 151 months in prison and five years of supervised release. The Honorable Susan O. Hickey presided over the case in the United States District Court in El Dorado, Arkansas.

U. S. Attorney Eldridge commented, “This case sends a strong message that those who bring crime into our communities and drugs onto our streets will be brought to justice. We remain committed to working together to prosecute such activity in order to keep the residents of Southwest Arkansas and the Western District of Arkansas safe from drug trafficking and the threat of violence.”

"Today's sentence, which sends a strong message to those who would participate in illegal drug trafficking, is the result of the efforts of the Game Changer Safe Streets Task Force," stated FBI Special Agent in Charge David Resch. "By working together on these cases, we create a "force multiplier" effect in investigating and eradicating illegal drug activity in our communities."

On April 8, 2011, the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Department made contact with Williams as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation. The officers received consent to search his motorcycle and discovered large bags of suspected methamphetamine in the tool box. After being advised of his Miranda rights, Williams admitted to receiving large quantities of methamphetamine for distribution across the Western District of Arkansas over the course of several years. Williams stipulated to possession of over 1.5 kilograms but less than 5 kilograms of methamphetamine. Williams pleaded guilty to the offense on September 10, 2013.

This case was investigated by the FBI and Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Quinn prosecuted the case.

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