Williams pleaded guilty to drug conspiracy charges on January 31, 2013 and was sentenced on May 30, 2013 to 151 months in federal prison. Gaddis pleaded guilty to conspiracy January 22, 2013 and was sentenced June 10, 2013 to 24 months in federal prison.
Williams, Gaddis and Moten were prosecuted as part of OCDETF Operation Dry Cedar, which targeted cocaine distributors in Shreveport’s Cedar Grove neighborhood. The FBI’s Northwest Louisiana Violent Crimes Task Force investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Allison D. Bushnell prosecuted the case.
Members of the Task Force include the FBI, Shreveport Police Department, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Bossier City Police Department, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, Desoto Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana State Police. The investigation spanned two states, multiple jurisdictions, and involved the FBI offices in both Shreveport and Dallas. To date, the investigation has produced eight federal indictments and 14 state arrests.
The OCDETF program is a joint federal, state and local cooperative approach to combat drug trafficking and is the nation’s primary tool for disrupting and dismantling major drug trafficking organizations, targeting national and regional level drug trafficking organizations, and coordinating the necessary law enforcement entities and resources to disrupt or dismantle the targeted criminal organization and seize their assets.