Two Sentenced to Prison on Drug Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 17, 2013|
JACKSON, MS—Keith Dewayne Taylor, 30, of Jackson, and Willie James Williams, a/k/a Big Bug, a/k/a Chill, 34, of Jackson, were sentenced in U.S. District Court on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen. Taylor was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison, and Williams was sentenced to 108 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette, III. Both defendants had previously pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.
Taylor and Williams were charged as the result of an extensive multi-agency investigation, dubbed Operation Paperchase, targeting illegal narcotics distribution in the city of Jackson.
The lead investigative agency in this operation was the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assisting agencies included the Drug Enforcement Administration, HIDTA, the U.S. Marshals Service, and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin O. Chalk.