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Niagara Falls Man Pleads Guilty To Drug And Gun Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Milton Williams, Jr., 35, of Niagara Falls, NY, pleaded guilty, before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford, to possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking activity. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $1,000,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Higgins, who is handling the case, stated that on December 12, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a New York State search warrant at the defendant’s residence at 1364 Pierce Avenue in Niagara Falls. Officers recovered three loaded firearms and additional assorted rounds of ammunition. In addition, officers recovered marijuana and a large quantity of cocaine.

Today’s plea is the result of an investigation by the Niagara Falls Police Department, under the direction of Superintendent Thomas Licata, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ray Donovan, New York Field Division.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 24, 2019, before Judge Wolford.

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Updated March 21, 2019

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses