Snow Hill man pleads guilty to drug charge
By From staff reports
Published in News on January 29, 2014 1:46 PM
Joel Devon Williams, 27, of Snow Hill, was sentenced Monday in federal district court to 72 months in prison and three years of probation on his pleas of guilty to distribution of crack cocaine and possession of firearm by a convicted felon.
On Oct. 25, 2011, Greenville police used an informant to buy a Smith & Wesson .45 caliber handgun from Williams. On Oct. 27, Greenville police used an informant to buy an SKS assault rifle and approximately 19 grams of crack cocaine from Williams.
Williams was prohibited from possessing firearms because of his prior state felony convictions of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The investigation also revealed that between June 6 and June 27, 2011, co-defendant Brandon Jamal Green purchased three firearms that he later provided to Williams.
On Jan. 27, 2012, one of the firearms purchased and reported stolen by Green was seized during a drug investigation.
Green pleaded guilty to charges arising from the investigation and was sentenced to 12 months and one day on Jan. 6, 2013.