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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Atlanta man pleads guilty to distributing LSD and DMT in Gainesville, Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Brandon Eugene Williams has pleaded guilty to distributing the hallucinogenic drugs LSD and dimethyltryptamine (“DMT”) to an FBI informant on two occasions.

“This defendant willingly distributed almost 200 hits of LSD and quantities of DMT to an FBI informant,” said U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak. “These drugs are very dangerous if ingested. We will continue to vigorously investigate and prosecute individuals who distribute these drugs.”

“Every time we put a drug dealer in prison, it makes our communities a bit safer,” said David J. LeValley, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta. “Hopefully, Williams sentence will give him time to think about changing his direction in life.”

According to U.S. Attorney Pak, the charges and other information presented in court: Brandon Eugene Williams and another individual met with an FBI informant on April 13, 2017, to discuss distributing DMT and other drugs. It was at that meeting that he gave the informant a sample of DMT.  

On June 4, Williams advised the informant that he had a sheet of LSD hits to sell.  Later, on June 6, he sold the informant a sheet containing 97 hits of LSD and another quantity of DMT.  Then in early July, Williams and the informant discussed a second deal for LSD and DMT.  Later that month, on July 19, Williams delivered to the informant another 100 hits of LSD and more DMT.  After the informant advised surveillance agents that the drugs had been received, the agents arrested Williams.

Sentencing for Brandon Eugene Williams, 31, of Atlanta, Georgia, has not yet been scheduled.  Williams pleaded guilty March 29, 2018.

 This case is being investigated by the FBI and members of the North Georgia Major Offenders Task Force (NGMOTF).  The NGMOTF is a FBI led, Safe Streets Task Force, with members from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Gainesville Police Department, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Hall County Sheriff’s Office, and Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorney William L. McKinnon, Jr. is prosecuting the case.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Atlanta recommends parents and children learn about the dangers of drugs at the following web site: www.justthinktwice.gov.

For further information please contact the U.S. Attorney’s Public Affairs Office at USAGAN.PressEmails@usdoj.gov or (404) 581-6016.  The Internet address for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia is http://www.justice.gov/usao-ndga.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 4, 2018