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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

Friday, October 6, 2017

Montville Man Sentenced to 34 Months in Prison for Distributing Heroin, Violating Supervised Release

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MAASEIYAH WILLIAMS, JR., 22, of Montville, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 34 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin and for violating the conditions of his supervised release that followed a prior federal conviction.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on December 13, 2016, WILLIAMS began serving a three-year term of federal supervised release in connection with a conviction for possessing with intent to distribute crack cocaine.  On April 21, 2017, Judge Bryant placed WILLIAMS on home detention with location monitoring, pending a full compliance review hearing, after the Norwich Police Department arrested WILLIAMS on motor vehicle and firearms-related charges on April 15.

On April 25 and again on May 13, WILLIAMS sold heroin to individuals at his Uncasville residence.  On May 23, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at WILLIAMS’s residence and seized 13 bags of heroin packaged for sale.

WILLIAMS has been detained since his federal arrest on May 23, 2017.  On July 6, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin.

Judge Bryant sentenced WILLIAMS to 16 months of imprisonment for distributing heroin, and a consecutive 18 months of imprisonment for violating the conditions of his supervised release.

The state charges against WILLIAMS stemming from his April 15 arrest are pending.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Norwich, Waterford, Montville and Groton Town Police Departments.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarah P. Karwan and Anthony E. Kaplan.

Drug Trafficking
Updated October 6, 2017