U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania
January 5, 2015

Ohio Man Sentenced to Prison for Role in Cocaine Trafficking Pipeline

PITTSBURGH—A resident of Warren, Ohio, has been sentenced in federal court to 21 months’ imprisonment followed by three years’ supervised release on his conviction of violating federal drug trafficking laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Terence F. McVerry imposed the sentence on Allan Williams, 40.

According to information presented to the court, from in and around January 2011 and continuing thereafter to in and around June 2012, Williams conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine.

The prosecution of Williams was the result of a long-term investigation that involved wiretaps on cell phones utilized by several members of the conspiracy. At the conclusion of the investigation, twenty defendants (including Williams) were charged in a large-scale cocaine conspiracy that operated between Warren, Ohio, and Washington, Pennsylvania. All twenty defendants have since pleaded guilty. The same investigation also resulted in the prosecution of ten defendants charged in a large-scale heroin conspiracy that operated between Detroit, Michigan, and Washington, Pennsylvania. All ten defendants have likewise pleaded guilty.

Assistant United States Attorneys Charles A. Eberle and Barbara K. Doolittle prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Williams.

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