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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 27, 2018

Alabama man arrested in Lake Charles sentenced to 8 years in prison for trafficking cocaine

LAKE CHARLES, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a man from Alabama was sentenced Thursday to 96 months in prison for trafficking cocaine in his vehicle.

Robert Tremaine Williams, 37, of Ozark, Alabama, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell on one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.  He was also sentenced to four years of supervised release.  According to the March 12, 2018 guilty plea, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on September 9, 2014 in Lake Charles on Williams’ vehicle.  During a search of his vehicle, officers found 1,267.01 grams of cocaine in the trunk.

Homeland Security Investigations and the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney John Luke Walker prosecuted the case.

Topic(s): 
Antitrust
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 27, 2018