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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Livermore, Kentucky, Felon Sentenced To 12 Months In Prison For Distribution Of Anabolic Steroids And Possession Of A Firearm

OWENSBORO, Ky. – A convicted felon, who resided in Livermore, Kentucky, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court, by Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley Jr., to 12 months in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release, for possession with the intent to distribute anabolic steroids and for the illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

Wayne B. Williams pleaded guilty to the four count federal indictment on May 14, 2014. According to the plea agreement, on March 29 and April 3, 2013, Williams delivered anabolic steroids to an Owensboro Police Department (OPD) confidential source. Thereafter, on April 24, 2013, Williams was arrested for the two deliveries and a search warrant was executed at his home. During the search of Williams home, Kentucky State Police and OPD found numerous viles of anabolic steroids and labels for the steroids. They also found a Highpoint .380 caliber semiautomatic firearm and six rounds of .380 ammunition in a magazine, and an additional .40 rounds of .380 ammunition. Williams was previously convicted of a federal felony on June 27, 2011 and is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

If convicted at trial, Williams faced up to 25 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000 and a minimum term of supervised release of atleast two years and up to any number of years, including life.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel Kinnicut and was investigated by the Owensboro Police Department, Kentucky State Police and the McLean County Sheriff’s Department.

Updated December 15, 2014