FBI Jackson
Acting Public Affairs Officer Katie Greenleaf
(601) 948-5000
May 17, 2018

FBI Task Force Arrests Two Men for Drug Trafficking

JACKSON, MS—The FBI Safe Streets Task Force arrested Thomas Earl Armstrong, 41, and Demarkes Kwamane Williams, 28, both of Moss Point, Mississippi on charges of Conspiracy and Possession With Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance – Crack Cocaine on May 7, 2018.

If convicted, Armstrong and Williams face sentences of not more than 20 years in a federal penitentiary and a fine of up to $1 million.

Armstrong and Williams were ordered to be detained pending trial by United States Magistrate Robert H. Walker, United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi in Gulfport on May 11, 2018. Trial is set for August 6, 2018.

The FBI Safe Streets Task Force is a Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area initiative and receives funding from the Office of National Drug Control Policy in Washington, D.C. It is made up of Special Agents from the FBI and law enforcement officers from the Pascagoula, Moss Point, Gautier and Ocean Springs Police Departments, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Border Patrol. The South Mississippi Metropolitan Enforcement Team in Pascagoula, assisted with the investigation.

These charges are merely an accusation, and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.