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Georgia Man Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

Gulfport, Miss. – A Lawrenceville, Georgia man was sentenced to 42 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court documents, on May 15, 2023, Martin Louis Williams, 35, was pulled over in a traffic stop on Interstate 10 in Hancock County, Mississippi.  Williams’s vehicle smelled like marijuana and he admitted that he had smoked marijuana earlier in the day.  A subsequent search of the vehicle yielded 1000 pills stamped with a “Facebook” logo.  The pills were 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.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Anessa Daniels-McCaw 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 prosecuted the case.

Updated July 2, 2024

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