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

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Charleston Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Vincent Williams, 47, of Charleston, pleaded guilty today to distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Williams sold approximately 13 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in Hurricane on September 15, 2017 and again on September 18, 2017.  On September 19, 2017, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Williams’ residence in Charleston and found approximately 2,266.3 grams of methamphetamine that Williams admitted he intended to distribute.  Law enforcement officers also found a .40 caliber handgun inside Williams’ residence.

Williams faces a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced on November 18, 2021.

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT).

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Nick Miller is handling the prosecution.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:18-cr-00110.





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Updated July 21, 2021