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Indian River County Drug Dealer Sentenced to Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Florida

MIAMI – Kendrick Williams, 43, of Vero Beach, Fla., was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore to 70 months in prison for drug trafficking. Williams previously had pled guilty to two counts of distributing fentanyl. 

According to the court record, on December 31, 2021; January 8, 2022; February 11, 2022; and April 18, 2022, Williams distributed fentanyl, a dangerous and highly lethal controlled substance to a law enforcement confidential source in Vero Beach. In total, Williams distributed more than 40 grams of fentanyl. On the April 18, 2022, transaction, Williams used a juvenile to deliver the drugs to his customer. All controlled buys were recorded with audio and video.

Law enforcement spoke with the juvenile who told them from which apartment Williams sold drugs. On April 27, 2022, law enforcement searched the Vero Beach apartment and found four handguns and multiple rounds of ammunition.

It was determined that Williams used this apartment on an ongoing basis to sell, store, and package large quantities of fentanyl. Williams has several prior felony convictions including two for the sale of cocaine.

Juan Antonio Gonzalez, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, acting Special Agent in Charge Michael Buckley, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Indian River County Sheriff Eric Flowers made the announcement.  

HSI, Fort Pierce, and Indian River County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. The prosecution was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Porter.

Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Southern District of Florida at or at



Public Affairs Unit
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Florida

Updated October 19, 2022

Drug Trafficking