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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Huntsville Man Convicted of Federal Gun and Drug Charges

All conduct that resulted in the charges occurred in the city of Dothan, Alabama

            Montgomery, Alabama – On Monday, September 16, 2019, Robert Williams, Jr., a 56-year-old resident of Huntsville, Alabama, was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of cocaine, and illegal possession of oxycodone, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. A federal jury convicted Williams on all three counts in his indictment.

            Evidence presented at trial showed that during the early morning hours of September 27, 2015, the Dothan Police Department observed Williams speeding on his motorcycle and performed a traffic stop. While approaching the vehicle, the officer saw Williams pass a pack of cigarettes to his female passenger, who was riding on the back seat. Upon inspection, the officer discovered that the pack contained a small amount of cocaine and two oxycodone pills. The officer also discovered that Williams had a handgun in his waistband. Williams has a previous felony conviction and is prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm.

            William’s sentencing hearing will take place in the next few months and he faces a maximum sentence of ten years in prison.

            The Dothan Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigated this case, with assistance from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

            Assistant United States Attorneys Kevin Davidson and Josh Wendell prosecuted this case.

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Updated September 18, 2019