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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Philadelphia Drug Dealer Sentenced to Over 12 Years for Sixth Felony Narcotics Conviction

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that William Mack, 34, of Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison and five years of supervised release by United States District Court Judge Karen S. Marston for selling large amounts of narcotics. This is the defendant’s sixth drug trafficking conviction dating back to 2005.

In September 2021, the defendant pleaded guilty to multiple counts of distributing large amounts of methamphetamine, stemming from his operation of a prolific drug trafficking organization in and around Northeast Philadelphia. According to court documents, Mack was recorded selling large amounts methamphetamine to an FBI confidential source, including a sale of almost one pound of pure methamphetamine for $6,300.

“The defendant was caught red-handed selling a powerful and oftendeadly drug that has wreaked havoc and helped fuel the drug epidemic in our city,” said U.S. Attorney Williams. “Mack’s criminal conduct in this case is only aggravated by his more than 15-year history of drug trafficking, a record which reflects constant defiance of the law. The sentence handed down today reflects the serious nature of his crimes and persistent recidivism.”

“Mr. Mack was not a novice narcotics trafficker,” said Special Agent in Charge Jacqueline Maguire. “His sentence is a direct result of his brazen illegal activities and his apparent view that the consequences did not outweigh the benefits of peddling poison.  But criminal actions have consequences, and those involved in the drug trade should know that the FBI is actively pursuing these cases in order to combat the impact this toxin is having on our communities.” 

“Mack has been convicted of drug trafficking six times, this time caught by law enforcement attempting to sell methamphetamine. These substances ruin lives and destroy communities,” said William S. Walker, acting Special Agent in Charge of the HSI Philadelphia field office. “HSI is committed to working with our partners to keep deadly drugs like these off our streets.”

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigation, and the Philadelphia Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Everett Witherell and Meaghan Flannery.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 24, 2022