Fort Myers Man Indicted in Federal Court for Cocaine Distribution
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 24, 2013|
FORT MYERS, FL—United States Attorney Robert E. O’Neill announces the return by a grand jury of an indictment charging Dominique Lamar Williams (36, Fort Myers) with two counts of distributing cocaine. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison on each count. Williams has been detained pending the disposition of the charges.
According to the indictment, on two different occasions, Williams sold cocaine base, also known as crack cocaine, to an undercover Lee County Sheriff’s Office detective. An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Violent Crime Task Force, which includes members from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Cape Coral Police Department, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, and the Fort Myers Police Department. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tama Koss Caldarone.