Three Jacksonville Cocaine Traffickers Sentenced To Federal Prison Terms For Shipping Cocaine From Southern California To Northeast Florida
Jacksonville, Florida - U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr. sentenced Charles Hall (35, Jacksonville) and Daniel Williams (51, Jacksonville) each to twenty years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine. Antonio Hughes (33, Jacksonville) was also sentenced today for his role in the conspiracy, he received 63 months in federal prison. All three pled guilty in July 2011.
According to court documents, from late 2010 to the end of March 2011, Hall, Williams and Hughes worked together to obtain kilogram quantities of cocaine in Southern California. Hall and Williams shipped the cocaine to various addresses in Jacksonville and Flagler County. Hughes retrieved the cocaine and redistributed it to various drug dealers in Jacksonville. On March 25, 2011, law enforcement officers with the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations (ICE HSI), the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office worked together to intercept a parcel being shipped to a residence in Flagler County. Officers obtained search warrants and found one kilogram of cocaine in the parcel. They made a controlled delivery of the parcel to Hughes. When Hughes accepted the package, officers executed another warrant and later arrested him. The investigation identified Hall and Williams as traveling from Jacksonville to Southern California to purchase kilogram quantities of cocaine for $26,000. Those kilograms of cocaine were shipped to northeast Florida and sold to other Jacksonville drug dealers for approximately $34,000.
This case was investigated the USPIS, ICE HSI, FDLE and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney A. Tysen Duva.