Lehigh Acres Woman Convicted of Drug Conspiracy
Fort Myers, Florida – United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that a federal jury has found Deena Williams (40, Lehigh Acres) guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methylone. She faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for May 4, 2015.
Williams was indicted on April 30, 2014.
According to evidence presented at trial, on April 21, 2014, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at an international mail facility in New York encountered an International Express Mail Service parcel from the People’s Republic of China. After searching the parcel, they determined that it contained methylone. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations agents made a controlled delivery of the package to a Lehigh Acres address, where Williams accepted the package. She subsequently opened the package and removed the drugs. Further investigation revealed that the package belonged to her brother, Titus Lamar Bellot, who was also charged as part of the same conspiracy. His trial is scheduled to begin on February 9, 2015.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey F. Michelland.