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May 7, 2014

Department of Justice

United States Attorney William C. Killian Eastern District of Tennessee

Harold Williams Sentenced To 92 Months For Distributing Oxycodone

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On May 5, 2014, Harold Williams, of Philadelphia, Pa., was sentenced to serve 92 months in prison by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge. Upon his release from prison, Williams will be subject to supervised release for six years.

In September 2013 Williams pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute oxycodone in Hamblen County, Tenn. Williams brought oxycodone from Philadelphia to East Tennessee. An undercover investigation culminated with the April 2013 arrest of Williams and another individual, who were traveling in a rented Ford Explorer. A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of over 1,600 oxycodone tablets. The sentencing of Williams brings to a close the prosecution of this drug conspiracy which included local residents Samuel Webb, Jason Hill, Diana Briggs Shultz and Wendy Jefferson. Together, Williams and these individuals distributed more than 10,000 oxycodone tablets in Hamblen County.

U.S. Attorney, William C. Killian noted, “abuse of oxycodone has reached epidemic proportions in East Tennessee. The U.S Attorney’s Office will continue to prosecute these cases in order to combat this influx of drug crime into our communities.”

Law enforcement agencies participating in the joint investigation included the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Gregory Bowman represented the United States.

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