Michigan Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Heroin Charge
HUNTINGTON, WV—A Michigan woman who rented a Huntington apartment as part of a heroin conspiracy pleaded guilty today to a federal drug charge, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Lakeisha Sherell Williams, 31, entered a guilty plea to maintaining a residence for the purpose of distributing heroin. Williams pleaded guilty in a hearing conducted by Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers.
Beginning in early August 2013, Williams rented an upstairs apartment located at 2504 1/2 Adams Avenue in West Huntington. Williams subsequently allowed multiple individuals to stay at the apartment, where they would store, prepare, and distribute heroin that was transported from Detroit to Huntington. Williams also assisted in transporting heroin and United States currency to and from Detroit on multiple occasions.
Williams faces up to 20 years in federal prison when she is sentenced on December 1, 2014.
The FBI Huntington Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is in charge of the prosecution.
This case is being prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District.