Crime

June 20, 2014

Sumter man sentenced to 15 years for trafficking in felony drug case

A Sumter man previously convicted on felony drug charges and most recently convicted in February was sentenced in federal court in Columbia Friday.

A Sumter man previously convicted of felony drug charges and most recently convicted in February was sentenced in federal court in Columbia Friday.

Alvis Damon Williams, age 27, convicted in February of dealing in cocaine and crack cocaine, possessing a firearm in furtherance of his drug dealing and illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, was sentenced to 15 years, U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said in a statement released Friday.

Williams had multiple prior felony drug convictions, Nettles said.

A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment in 2013, based on Williams’ actions earlier in the year, when Williams possessed a firearm while distributing cocaine in Sumter.

Officers with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office say they found a .40 caliber Colt pistol, $1600 in cash, crack and powder cocaine in a false-bottom canister, marijuana, a scale, cell phones, plastic baggies and creatine, which is used to cut or dilute cocaine, inside Williams’ car.

Mindy Lucas

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