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

Monday, October 6, 2014

Missouri Man Sentenced to 70 Months in Prison for Possessing Cocaine with Intent to Sell


MONROE, La. –United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that a man from Missouri was sentenced to 70 months in prison for possessing more than 3 kilos of cocaine meant for sale.

Michael Nathaniel Williams, 39, of St. Louis, Mo., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James for one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. He was also sentenced to four years of supervised release. According to evidence presented at the July 7, 2014 guilty plea, Williams was traveling through Monroe on Interstate 20 on March 14, 2014 when a Louisiana State Police Trooper conducted a traffic stop. The trooper conducted a search of the vehicle and found 3 kilos of cocaine inside a duffle bag. Williams later admitted that he was transporting cocaine from Texas to Missouri.

The DEA and Louisiana State Police conducted this investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney James G. Cowles Jr. prosecuted the case.

Updated January 30, 2015