North Carolina man sentenced to more than seven years in prison plus supervised release firearm charges

Published 3:30 pm Thursday, April 14, 2022

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A Henderson man was sentenced March 30, 2022 to 90 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession of a firearm by a felon, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of North Carolina.

According to court documents and information presented at the sentencing hearing, Seikeidrick Antwon Williams, 36, was named in a six-count superseding indictment filed on March 3, 2021 charging him with possession with intent to distribute heroin, fentanyl, ANPP and marijuana (count one); possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (counts two and five); possession of a firearm by a felon (counts three and six); and possession with intent to distribute heroin (count four). Williams pleaded guilty to counts two and three on August 31, 2021

“On August 7, 2020, the Henderson Police Department (HPD) was conducting an operation in the area of the Fiddlestix Convenience Store in Henderson, when Williams approached an undercover officer and offered to sell her heroin,” stated the release. “This encounter ultimately resulted in a search of Williams and his vehicle, at which time officers found a bag containing 8.5g of marijuana and a bag containing 243 dosage units of heroin mixed with fentanyl and ANPP. Officers also found United States currency, a set of digital scales, and wax paper with rubber bands, commonly used to package heroin. In the vehicle’s glovebox, officers found a loaded SCCY CPX-1 9mm pistol with an extended magazine. The gun had been reported stolen from Granville County.”

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According to the release, on December 2, 2020, while he was on bond for state charges related to this incident, Williams was stopped by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for traveling 73 mph in a 55 mph zone. A K9 unit conducted an “open-air sniff” around Williams’s vehicle during the stop and alerted to the presence of narcotics. Deputies searched the car and found a Glock pistol, a SCCY pistol, approximately 145 bindles of heroin and multiple empty wax paper heroin bags with small rubber bands, consistent with heroin packaging, stated the release.

“Williams is a convicted felon, having been convicted of Second-Degree Murder in Vance County Superior Court in 2005, for which he was sentenced to 180 to 225 months in prison,” the release continued.

Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, made the announcement.The Henderson Police Department investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert J. Dodson and Lori B. Warlick prosecuted.