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Syracuse Man Sentenced to 33 Months for Cocaine Offense

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Redell Williams, III, age 43, of Syracuse, was sentenced today to serve 33 months’ imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-New York Division, made the announcement.

As part of his earlier guilty plea, Williams admitted that on November 10, 2022, he possessed a total of approximately 531 grams of cocaine and approximately 211 grams of cocaine base at his home in Syracuse, New York with the intent to distribute it. Williams further admitted that in his residence, he “cooked” powder cocaine to manufacture cocaine base, also known as “crack” cocaine, and that $4,587 in cash found at his residence was narcotics proceeds.

Chief United States District Judge Brenda K. Sannes also imposed a 3-year term of post-release supervision and ordered Williams to forfeit $4,587 as proceeds of the offense.

DEA investigated the case, with assistance from Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, and the Syracuse Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew J. McCrobie prosecuted the case.

Updated September 8, 2023

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