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Three Men Sentenced for Conspiring to Traffic Drugs in the Hannibal Area

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

St. Louis, MO – Tyrone L. Williams, 37, of Hannibal, MO; Terry T. Williams, 34, of St. Louis, MO; and Harold Williams, 30, of Hannibal, MO, were sentenced to 121 months, 60 months, and 112 months in prison, respectively, for their participation in a conspiracy to traffic narcotics in the Hannibal, MO, area.  They appeared before U.S. District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig today.

According to court documents, between 2004 and 2016, the three men all assisted in bringing large amounts of cocaine and cocaine base into the Hannibal, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois areas for distribution.  Tyrone Williams and Justin Woodson, who was previously sentenced to a term of 120 months imprisonment, maintained out-of-state sources of cocaine supply and would transport the cocaine back to Hannibal, Missouri for sale.  The primary point of distribution for the drug network took place on Hope Street and Gordon Street within Hannibal, as well as in Quincy, Illinois.  Both Terry Williams and Harold Williams acted as street-level distributors on behalf of Tyrone Williams and Justin Woodson.  As part of his plea agreement, Tyrone Williams also admitted to having instructed Harold Williams to assault a cooperating witness in the investigation.

“We are grateful for the collective hard work of these Hannibal area law enforcement officials,” said United States Attorney Jeff Jensen.

This case was investigated by multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration, the West Central Illinois Drug Task Force, Quincy Police Department, Troy Police Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Adams County Sheriff’s Office, Hannibal Police Department and the Northeast Missouri Narcotics Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Angie Danis handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.  

Updated May 15, 2019

Drug Trafficking