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Pinellas Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Cocaine At Local Gentleman’s Club

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Leon Erick Williams (41, St. Petersburg) has pleaded guilty to two counts of distributing cocaine. Williams faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.

According to court documents, on February 7, 2022, Williams sold cocaine to undercover police officers at a Gentleman’s Club in Pinellas Park. The following day, Williams coordinated another cocaine deal with undercover officers via text message. On February 10, 2022, Williams sold an additional quantity of cocaine to the undercover officers in the Gentleman’s Club’s restroom.

This case was investigated by the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David W.A. Chee.

Updated October 12, 2022

Drug Trafficking