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Sumter Man Faces At Least Fifteen Years After Being Convicted of Drug Trafficking and Firearm Offenses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 19, 2014

Contact Person: Jay Richardson (803) 929-3000

Columbia, South Carolina -----United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced today Alvis Damon Williams (27) of Sumter was convicted of dealing in cocaine and crack cocaine (21 U.S.C. §841), possessing a firearm in furtherance of his drug dealing (18 U.S.C. §924(c)), and illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon (18 U.S.C. §922(g)). Because Williams had multiple prior felony drug convictions, he faces a minimum sentence of fifteen years and a maximum of life in custody when he is sentenced in the coming months by United States District Judge Joseph F. Anderson.

In June of 2013, after Alvis Williams distributed cocaine outside a local hotel in Sumter, South Carolina, officers with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office stopped Williams driving a Chevrolet Impala. Inside the vehicle, officers found a .40 caliber Colt pistol. In addition to the pistol, Williams had $1600 in cash, crack and powder cocaine secreted inside a false-bottom canister, marijuana, a scale, three cell phones, plastic baggies, and creatine, which is used to cut or dilute cocaine.  

The case was investigated as part of the ongoing cooperation between the Sumter County Sheriff=s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to remove violent drug dealers from the streets of Sumter.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jay N. Richardson.

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