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Cocaine Distributor Sentenced to 168 Months in Federal Prison

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

DALLAS — Octavius Williams, 32, of Irving, Texas, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle to 168 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in November 2015 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance, announced U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas.

Williams has been in custody since his arrest in July 2015.

According to the plea agreement factual resume filed in the case, in 2014, Williams worked with associates of the Los Caballeros Templarios Mexican cartel to obtain and distribute multiple kilograms of cocaine throughout Dallas, Atlanta, Louisiana, Seattle, Oklahoma, and New York. Williams would distribute approximately 30 kilograms of cocaine per month, charging $800 to $900 per ounce. He kept between $159,000 to $200,000 cash at his house for multi-kilogram transactions.


Six Firearms, 551 rounds of ammunition, and approximately $103,354.00 were seized and forfeited as a result of Williams’ arrest.


The FBI, Dallas Police Department and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation led the investigation with assistance from the Texas Department of Public Safety; the DFW Department of Public Safety; the U.S. Department of State; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Transportation Security Administration; the U.S. Secret Service; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations; and the Fort Worth, McKinney, Mesquite, and Plano Police Departments.


Assistant U.S. Attorneys George Leal and John DeLaGarza were in charge of the prosecution.

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Lisa Slimak

Updated December 19, 2017

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