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Monroe County Man Sentenced To 147 Months’ Imprisonment For Drug Trafficking And Firearms Violations

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

SCRANTON- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that James Williams, III, aka “Dilly,” age 45, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on June 26, 2024, to 147 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani, for drug trafficking and firearms charges.        

On April 20, 2023, following a jury trial, Williams was convicted of two counts of distribution and possession with intent to distribute cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, possession with intent to distribute over 500 grams of cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession or a stolen firearm.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, on March 29, 2018, and April 18, 2018, law enforcement made two controlled purchases of cocaine from Williams in a commercial parking lot adjacent to Stroudsburg High School property. On May 3, 2018, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Williams’s residence and recovered multiple firearms, over 600 grams of cocaine, drug packing materials and over $21,000 in U.S. currency. 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Stroud Area Regional Police Department, and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jenny P. Roberts and Sean A. Camoni prosecuted the case.

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 gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results. 


Updated July 1, 2024

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking