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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wilmington Man Sentenced For Possession With Intent To Distribute Over $100,000 Of Crack Cocaine

WILMINGTON, Del. – Keba Williams, 39, of Wilmington, Del. was sentenced today to seven (7) years of imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (“crack cocaine”) in Wilmington, Del., announced Charles M. Oberly, III, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware.  Williams was also sentenced to three (3) years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

According to the indictment and other documents filed in court, Williams was arrested on June 11, 2014 with 1157 grams of crack cocaine, valued at somewhere between $115,700 and $173,550, which represents the largest seizure of crack cocaine in Delaware in many years.  Inside Williams’ Trolley Square residence, detectives also found materials used to cook crack cocaine, drug packaging paraphernalia, and over $6,500 in cash.  Williams admitted that he had been selling drugs for the past eight (8) years.

United States District Court Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark, who imposed the sentence, called Williams’ conduct “extremely serious and dangerous” and said that “to contribute to the drug trade at such a massive scale warrants a serious punishment.”

The case is the product of an investigation conducted by the Wilmington Resident Office of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Wilmington Police Department.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth L. Van Pelt prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Updated July 14, 2015