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Cincinnati man convicted at trial of 8 drug, firearm charges sentenced to 35 years in prison

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

CINCINNATI – A Cincinnati man was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 420 months in prison for distributing heroin and cocaine from a house in northeast Cincinnati, and for possessing firearms in furtherance of drug crimes.


Qian “Will” Williams, 39, was convicted by a jury following a weeklong trial in September 2019.


Testimony by witnesses and evidence presented during the trial showed that for approximately 15 months Williams distributed heroin and cocaine he obtained from sources in Indiana and elsewhere.


Task force officers executed search warrants at Williams’ property on Randomhill Drive in August 2017. They seized more than a kilogram of heroin, more than 100 grams of cocaine, drug paraphernalia including a kilogram press, six firearms including two handguns, large-capacity magazines, and ammunition. Agents also seized more than $80,000 in cash and jewelry while executing the search warrants. 


A federal grand jury indicted and agents arrested Williams in October 2017. He has been in custody since his arrest.


David M. DeVillers, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio; Keith Martin, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot K. Isaac; and Boone County Sheriff Michael A. Helmig announced the sentence imposed by U.S. District Court Judge Michael R. Barrett. Criminal Chief Karl P. Kadon and Assistant United States Attorney Ebunoluwa Taiwo represented the United States in this case.


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Updated March 9, 2020

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses