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Woman with Half Pound of Meth in Pants Sentenced to Almost Twelve Years in Prison for Drugs and Firearm Possession

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

Gulfport, Miss. – Aaliyah Williamson, 24, of Bay St. Louis, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to serve 143 months in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine; and 120 months, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for possession of a stolen firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Assistant Special Agent in Charge Derryle Smith with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Judge Ozerden ordered the sentences to run concurrently. Williamson was also ordered to pay a $7,500 fine.

On October 24, 2017, a Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol Trooper observed a 2006 Chevrolet Impala on Interstate 10-East near mile marker 28 following another vehicle too closely. The trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the vehicle was slow to stop and veered to the right shoulder. The trooper pulled alongside the vehicle, where he observed the female passenger making furtive movements and it appeared she was attempting to conceal items in the front of her pants. The vehicle came to a stop near mile marker 29.

The trooper approached the vehicle and identified the driver as Jonathan Jarvis and the passenger as Aaliyah Williamson. Neither Jarvis nor Williamson possessed a valid Mississippi driver’s license. The trooper could smell the odor of marijuana being emitted from the vehicle. Jarvis and Williamson were asked to exit the vehicle. While exiting the vehicle, Jarvis told the trooper he possessed a weapon in the vehicle. The trooper orderedWilliamson to remove the items from her pants, which was revealed as approximately 247 grams of methamphetamine "ice." A search of the vehicle revealed 29.5 dosage units of Alprazolam, 14 dosage units of Acetaminophen/Oxycodone, approximately 89 grams of marijuana, approximately one ounce of promethazine syrup, digital scales, plastic baggies, two cell phones, and a stolen Smith andWesson pistol. Two and a half grams of methamphetamine was also found in Williamson’s purse.

Williamson pled guilty on May 11, 2018. Jarvis pled guilty on May 5, 2018 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. On August 21, 2018, he was sentenced by Judge Ozerden to serve 220 months in federal prison.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shundral H. Cole.


Updated November 28, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses