(STL.News) – U.S. Senior District Judge James D. Whittemore has sentenced Deandre Amaad Williams (29, Ocala) to 10 years in federal prison for conspiring to distribute cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl. Williams had pleaded guilty on July 19, 2019.
According to court documents, between January 2012 and May 2019, Williams was a member of a conspiracy that distributed hundreds of kilograms of cocaine and heroin through a network of stash houses in Marion County. Large quantities of the heroin were also laced with fentanyl.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Ocala Police Department, the Unified Drug Enforcement Strike Team (UDEST), the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William S. Hamilton.