U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
Middle District of Florida
For Immediate Release
January 12, 2010
A. Brian Albritton, United States Attorney
Contact: Steve Cole
(813) 274-6300 (fax)
Kissimmee Crack Dealer Sentenced to Fifteen Years in Federal Prison for Firearm and Drug Convictions
Orlando, Florida — U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that Chief U.S. District Judge Anne C. Conway today sentenced Adrian Lamar Williams (33, of Kissimmee) to fifteen years in federal prison for possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Williams had been found guilty of the charges on January 13, 2009, after a jury trial in federal court.
According to the evidence at trial, in January 2008, Williams twice sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant working with the Kissimmee Police Department. When detectives subsequently executed a search warrant at Williams’s home, they discovered him holding a shoe box containing drug paraphernalia and 67.4 grams of crack cocaine packaged for distribution. On a table immediately next to Williams was a loaded firearm and a bag of ammunition. Williams admitted to the detectives that he had the firearm for his protection. Williams, however, is a multi-convicted felon prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition under federal law. His prior felony record for drug distribution subjected him to an enhanced punishment under federal sentencing laws.
This case was investigated by the Kissimmee Police Department, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys J. Bishop Ravenel and Robert E. Bodnar, Jr.