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Corinth, MS Man Sentenced to 262 Months for Possession
with the Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2011

Jackson, TN - Edward L. Stanton, III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced today that Floyd L. Williamson of Corinth, Mississippi, was sentenced in the United States District Court on March 3, 2011. District Court Judge J. Daniel Breen imposed a total sentence of two hundred sixty-two (262) months in prison. Williamson was sentenced to over 21 years for possession with the intent to distribute over 50 grams of cocaine base (crack cocaine).

Williamson entered a plea of guilty to Count One of the indictment on September 30, 2010. The evidence presented at sentencing showed that Williamson was a Career Offender, having been twice convicted of drug trafficking offenses, prior to his arrest on January 20, 2010.Williamson was arrested by Henderson Police Officers and found to be in possession of 167.7 grams of cocaine base (crack cocaine) and 112.5 grams of cocaine.

The investigation was handled by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Chester County Sheriff’s Office and the Henderson Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jerry Kitchen handled the case for the Government.

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