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Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

Gulfport, Miss. – A Lawrenceville, Georgia man pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 251.5 grams of methamphetamine.

According to court documents, on May 15, 2023, Martin Louis Williams was pulled over by law enforcement in a traffic stop on Interstate 10 in Hancock County.  A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded 1000 pills stamped with a “Facebook” logo.  The pills were sent to the DEA lab and confirmed to be 251.5 grams of methamphetamine at 5% purity, mixed with caffeine.  Williams was interviewed and admitted that he was taking the pills to Georgia to be sold.

Williams pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance. He is scheduled to be sentenced on May 29, 2024, and faces up to twenty years in prison. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi and Acting Special Agent in Charge Mike Arnett of the Drug Enforcement Administration made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Rose is prosecuting the case.

Updated February 26, 2024

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