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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Mexico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 8, 2016

California Woman Sentenced to Prison for Federal Cocaine Trafficking Conviction in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – Neisha Necel Williams, 36, of Los Angeles, Calif., was sentenced today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to 70 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for her cocaine trafficking conviction.

Williams was arrested in May 2015, on a criminal complaint charging her with a cocaine trafficking offense after the DEA seized .70 kilograms (1.54 pounds) of cocaine from her during an interdiction investigation at the Greyhound Bus Station in Albuquerque on May 18, 2015.  The cocaine was concealed in a bundle underneath Williams’ clothes.  Williams was indicted on June 9, 2015, and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

On April 18, 2016, Williams pled guilty to a felony information charging her with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.  In entering the guilty plea, Williams admitted that on May 18, 2015, while traveling through Albuquerque on a Greyhound bus, she possessed .70 kilograms of cocaine, which was wrapped in a bundle and concealed underneath her clothes.  Williams further admitted that she was to be paid for transporting the cocaine from Los Angeles to Macon, Ga.

This case was investigated by the Albuquerque office of the DEA and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly A. Brawley.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated September 8, 2016