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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 21, 2018

Biloxi Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine

 

Gulfport, Miss. – Terrence Bernard Williams, 50, of Biloxi, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 217 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Thomas Annello, Acting Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations in New Orleans. Williams was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.

Agents with Homeland Security Investigations received information that Williams and his girlfriend, Andrea Sawyer, were distributing multiple ounces of methamphetamine in Biloxi, Mississippi. On November 1, 2017, a confidential source made contact with Sawyer and discussed purchasing 6 ounces of methamphetamine in exchange for money. Sawyer met with the confidential source, and upon her arrest, agents located six ounces of methamphetamine. A search warrant was executed at the Williams’ apartment in Biloxi. During the execution of the warrant, agents located more methamphetamine, marijuana, cash and a stolen firearm. The confidential source stated that both Williams and Sawyer previously distributed methamphetamine on several occasions from the Biloxi apartment.

Williams pled guilty on January 18, 2018. Sawyer was sentenced on May 2, 2018, by Judge Ozerden to 160 months in federal prison followed by 3 years of supervised release, and she was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathlyn Van Buskirk.

Updated May 23, 2018