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Brooklyn Man who Supplied Cocaine to Massena Sentenced to 5 Years

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK – Paul Williams, aka “Cash,” age 32, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced today to serve 5 years in prison for a drug distribution conspiracy involving at least 500 grams of cocaine. 

The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and James C. Spero, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). 

Senior U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe also sentenced Williams to a 4-year term of supervised release, to begin after Williams’s release from prison. 

As part of his August 2015 plea, Williams admitted that from 2012 through September 2013, he transported cocaine by bus from New York City to Plattsburgh, where he was picked up by co-conspirators and driven to Massena.  Upon arriving in Massena, Williams personally sold the cocaine and provided it to other members of the conspiracy for sale.  In August 2013, Williams was arrested in Plattsburgh with 84 grams of cocaine hidden in the bottom of a Pringles container; he planned to sell the cocaine in Massena. 

This case was investigated by HSI, the Massena Police Department, the Saint Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, and the New York State Police.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Katherine Kopita and Cyrus P.W. Rieck.

Updated September 7, 2016

Drug Trafficking