Michigan Woman Sentenced in Federal Court for Role in Heroin Conspiracy
HUNTINGTON, WV—A Michigan woman who rented a Huntington apartment as part of a heroin conspiracy was sentenced today to three years and one month in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin. Lakeisha Sherell Williams, 31, previously pleaded guilty in federal court in Huntington in September of 2014 to maintaining a residence for the purpose of distributing heroin.
Beginning in early August of 2013, Williams rented the upstairs apartment at 2504 1/2 Adams Avenue in West Huntington. Thereafter, Williams allowed multiple individuals to stay at the apartment where they would store, prepare, and distribute heroin that was transported from Detroit to Huntington for sale. Williams also assisted in transporting heroin and cash to and from Detroit on multiple occasions.
The FBI Huntington Violent Crimes Drug Task Force conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams handled 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.