Jackson, TN –Terry Williams, 61, has been sentenced to 140 months imprisonment on federal charges of possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine. D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney announced the sentence today.
According to information presented in court, during undercover operations on October 24 and 29, 2018, the 24th Judicial District Drug Task Force purchased a total of approximately 27 grams of actual methamphetamine from Williams. On October 31, 2018, investigators executed a search warrant at Williams’ residence in Hardin County. During the search, investigators located and seized several firearms, drug paraphernalia, drug scales, approximately 87 grams of actual methamphetamine, 21 grams of marijuana, and several alprazolam, soma, and hydrocodone pills. Investigators also seized $841 of drug money from Williams, as well as a Lexus that the defendant used during at least one of the undercover drug purchases.
On June 5, 2019, Williams entered a guilty plea to the one-count indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of actual methamphetamine.
On October 17, 2019, Senior U.S. District Court Judge J. Daniel Breen sentenced Williams to 140 months’ imprisonment to be followed by five years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal prison system.
U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said, "Methamphetamine that is trafficked in and through West Tennessee is increasing in dangerous purity, and continues to destroy individuals, families, and communities. Drug dealers who profit from the pain, addiction, violence and death caused by these dangerous substances deserve proper punishment, and this sentence does just that."
This case was investigated by members of the 24th Judicial District Drug Task Force, the United States Marshals Service, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.
Assistant United States Attorneys Jerry Kitchen and Josh Morrow prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.