North Carolina sentenced to federal prison for dealing heroin

Published 5:20 pm Sunday, February 28, 2021

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A Henderson man was sentenced earlier this month to 144 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin, according to a press release from the Department of Justice, Eastern District of North Carolina.

“According to court documents, law enforcement in Vance County received information that Theodus Lewis Williams, 50, was distributing heroin from his residence, including from a tent in his front yard, and from his neighbor’s residence.  Law enforcement utilized confidential informants to conduct controlled purchases of heroin from Williams and his co-conspirators on several occasions,” stated the release. “As a result, on August 1, 2019, officers executed a search warrant on both residences and the tent, and found quantities of heroin laced with fentanyl, suboxone, more than $3,500 in U.S. currency, and firearms. Williams pled guilty on August 20, 2020. He is a convicted felon, having prior drug, gun, and assault convictions, including a 1996 conviction in federal court for possession of a firearm by a felon for which he received a 10-year prison sentence. “

Robert J. Higdon Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III on February 4, 2021. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Henderson Police Department and the Vance County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Dodson prosecuted.

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