Father and Son Sentenced for Laundering Drug Trafficking Bitcoin Proceeds Intended for Federal Forfeiture
Baltimore, Maryland – A federal jury convicted Delroy Williams, Jr. age 32, of Baltimore, Maryland, for a conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, and for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and marijuana. The jury returned its verdict late on May 20, 2019. Williams fled and was a fugitive from justice prior to his original trial date in November 2018. Williams was arrested on January 11, 2019, and has been detained since that time.
The conviction 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 Terrence B. Sheridan of the Baltimore County Police Department; and Anne Arundel County Police Chief Tim Altomare.
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 ran into 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 kilos 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.
Williams now faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum of life in prison. U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander has scheduled sentencing for August 20, 209 at 11:00 a.m.
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 are prosecuting the case.
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