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AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC at 410-209-4885
DECEMBER 20, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE DRUG TRAFFICKER SENTENCED TO 121 MONTHS
BALTIMORE, Maryland - United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein announces that today U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Charles Zedrek Williams, age 29, of Baltimore to 121 months in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for intent to distribute cocaine base.
According to the statement of facts presented to the court as part of his guilty plea on September 20, 2005, Charles Williams arrived with his brother, co-defendant Randall Williams, on May 11, 2005 at the scene of a scheduled narcotics transaction between Randall Williams and a confidential informant (CI). The CI had arranged to purchase four and a half ounces of crack cocaine from Randall Williams. At the scene, police located four and one-half ounces of crack cocaine in Charles Williams’s pants pocket. The total quantity of crack cocaine that Charles Williams possessed with the intent to distribute was 124.9 grams.
Randall Williams pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base on September 19, 2005, and is scheduled to be sentenced on January 3, 2006. Randall Williams faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, with a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years imprisonment.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie Gallagher, who prosecuted the case.
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