For Immediate Release
Tampa Man Sentenced to More Than Ten Years for Conspiring to Distribute Crack Cocaine
Tampa, FL – U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Kovachevich has sentenced Curtis Williams, Jr. (34, Tampa) to 10 years and 10 months in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, also known as crack cocaine. He pleaded guilty on November 29, 2016.
According to court documents, between January and July 2016, Williams and his co-conspirator, Brian Allen, engaged in a mutually beneficial business arrangement in which Williams supplied Allen with crack cocaine to sell on the street. During the seven-month period, undercover law enforcement officers bought crack cocaine from Allen on 12 occasions, totaling more than 128 grams.
Allen pleaded guilty on January 17, 2017. His sentencing hearing is set for May 12, 2017.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Michael Leeman and Mike Gordon.