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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 28, 2016

Fort Myers Man Receives 30 Years in Prison for Dealing Heroin

Fort Myers, FL – U.S. District Judge Sheri Poster Chappell has sentenced Norris Williams (45, Fort Myers) to 30 years in federal prison for three counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin, and one count of attempting to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin. Williams was found guilty by a federal jury on April 8, 2016. 

According to the trial evidence, Williams, a nine-time convicted felon, sold heroin to an undercover officer on several dates, specifically November 18, 2014; December 17, 2014; and February 11, 2015. In addition, he attempted to purchase a one-kilogram brick of heroin from an undercover officer on October 20, 2015. The attempted purchase occurred after Williams negotiated to receive the kilogram for a price of $75,000, with $50,000 cash up front, and a promise to pay the balance at a later date. Williams met the undercover officer at a parking lot and handed the officer $49,900 in a shoe box to complete the transaction.

This case was investigated by Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the Cape Coral Police Department and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Charles Schmitz.

Topic(s): 
Opioids
Drug Trafficking
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Updated December 12, 2017