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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Detroit man admits to 29 drug charges

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Sean Bernard Williams, of Detroit, Michigan, has admitted to his role in a major drug distribution operation that spanned two states, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Williams, also known as “Spook,” age 46, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone,” 22 counts of “Distribution of Oxycodone,” five counts of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Oxycodone,” and one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base.” Williams admitted to distributing the drugs from 2013 to 2017 in Monongalia County and elsewhere.

Williams faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for each of the counts. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug and Violent Crime Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, led the investigation. The Task Force consists of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office, Morgantown Police Department, the Star City Police Department, the West Virginia State Police, the West Virginia University Police Department, the Granville Police Department, and the Monongalia County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Prescription Drugs
Updated September 12, 2019