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TUESDAY - January 19, 2010

DRUG TRAFFICKER CONVICTED BY JURY

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on January 15, 2010, that MICHAEL “WOOKIE” WILLIAMS, 23, of Zebulon, North Carolina, was convicted by a jury of conspiring to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on May 27, 2009. Evidence introduced at trial demonstrated that WILLIAMS had been involved in distributing substantial amounts of both crack and powder cocaine in the Montgomery, Johnston, Nash, and Wake County areas since 2000, when WILLIAMS was fourteen years old.

Sentencing in this matter will take place on May 3, 2010 at which time WILLIAMS faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, the Raleigh Police Department, and the Nash County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Rudy E. Renfer and Special Assistant United States Attorney Deborah Shandles represented the government.

News releases are available on the U. S. Attorney’s web page at www.usdoj.gov/usao/nce within 48 hours of release.

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