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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of North Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Raleigh Man Sentenced to More Than 16 Years for Armed Drug Trafficking

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Raleigh man was sentenced today to 200 months in prison for Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute 500 grams or more of Cocaine, 1 kilogram or more of Heroin, and a quantity of Marijuana, Possess with Intent to Distribute 100 grams of Heroin and 500 grams or more of Cocaine, and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.

According to court documents and information presented in court, Jameel El-Amin Williams, 44, was arrested after a search of his residence. Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Raleigh Police Department seized 1.26 kilograms of cocaine, 822 grams of heroin, a 7.62 rifle loaded with a 30-round magazine, a.357 pistol loaded with a 50-round drum magazine, and a 9mm pistol with an extended magazine. Large quantities of ammunition, drug paraphernalia (including equipment to cook cocaine into crack cocaine), false identification cards, and over $17,000 in U.S. currency was also seized.

The investigation revealed that Williams had engaged in heroin, cocaine, and marijuana trafficking for a number of years, beginning less than one year after his release from state prison in 2012, where he had served a 15-year sentence for Second Degree Murder.

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.

G. Norman Acker, III, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge Terrence W. Boyle. The FBI Raleigh Durham Safe Streets Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Raleigh Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Crosby  prosecuted the case.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:20-cr-00517-BO-1.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 27, 2021