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Gulfport Man, Darryl Williams, Pleads Guilty To Drug Conspiracy And Gun Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that DARRYL WILLIAMS, age 26, a resident of Gulfport, Mississippi, pled guilty today to an indictment charging him with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to the indictment, beginning on a date unknown and continuing until on or about May 21, 2014, WILLIAMS knowingly combined, conspired, confederated and agreed with persons known and unknown, to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute five hundred grams or more of cocaine hydrochloride.  Also, on May 21, 2014, WILLIAMS, having previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed in and affecting interstate commerce, a Ruger Model SR40C, .40 caliber semiautomatic handgun.  

On the drug count, WILLIAMS faces a minimum term of imprisonment of five years, a maximum term of imprisonment of forty years, a fine of $5,000,000.00, four years of supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100.00 special assessment.   On the gun count, WILLIAMS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of ten years, a fine of $250,000.00, three years of supervised release after imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment.  U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown set sentencing for February 26, 2015.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Drug Enforcement Administration in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Andre’ Jones is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated November 18, 2014