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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 13, 2021

Michigan Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Trafficking Charge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Michigan man pleaded guilty today to a federal drug trafficking crime.

According to court documents, Oji Williams, of Ann Arbor, admitted that on August 1, 2020, law enforcement officers seized over 200 grams of fentanyl from behind the glovebox of a vehicle in which he was a passenger, after conducting a traffic stop in Charleston.  Williams admitted that he possessed and intended to distribute the fentanyl. Officers also seized two firearms from Williams’ home after he was arrested.

Williams pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and faces a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced on March 17, 2022. 

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT).  

Senior United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Negar M. Kordestani is prosecuting the case.

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. 2:21-cr-00025.

 

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated December 13, 2021