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Friday, September 6, 2019

Baltimore Cocaine and Marijuana Dealer Sentenced to More Than 11 Years in Federal Prison

Assaulted, Robbed, and Shot at an Associate Whom He Believed Owed Him Money

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander sentenced Delroy Williams, Jr. age 32, of Baltimore, Maryland, to 135 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for a conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, and for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana.  Judge Hollander imposed the sentence on September 5, 2019. 

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur; Assistant Special Agent in Charge Don A. Hibbert of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Baltimore District Office; Chief Melissa R. Hyatt of the Baltimore County Police Department; and Anne Arundel County Police Chief Tim Altomare.

“Drug traffickers must know that gun crime will lead to federal time, which has no parole—ever,” said United States Attorney Robert K. Hur.  “Delroy Williams did not heed that message and will now serve more than 11 years in federal prison.  We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to remove those who would commit violence from our community.”

According to the testimony presented at his five-day trial, from at least October 2016 through December 12, 2016, Williams distributed cocaine and marijuana in the Baltimore area.  On the evening of December 12, 2016, Williams encountered an associate at a nightclub in Baltimore County.  Believing that the associate owed him money, Williams assaulted, robbed, and shot at the individual before ramming the victim’s car and then fleeing the scene.  Realizing that the associate knew where Williams lived, Williams took his drugs from his residence and took them to his girlfriend’s home in Glen Burnie, Maryland. 

Law enforcement executed a search warrant at the Glen Burnie residence the next day and recovered almost five kilograms of cocaine, several pounds of marijuana, and two guns from the house.  Witnesses testified that several more pounds of marijuana, more than $213,000 in cash, scales, and pistol ammunition were recovered from Williams’s truck. 

A federal jury convicted Williams on May 20, 2019.  Williams was originally scheduled for trial in November 2018, but fled and was a fugitive until his arrest on January 11, 2019.  Williams has been detained since that time. 

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

United States Attorney Robert K. Hur commended the DEA, the Baltimore County Police Department, and the Anne Arundel County Police Department for their work in the investigation, and thanked the FBI, the ATF, and the U.S. Marshals Service for their assistance.  Mr. Hur thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Zachary B. Stendig and John W. Sippel, Jr. who prosecuted the case.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
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Contact: 
Marcia Murphy (410) 209-4854
Updated September 6, 2019