Dallas Man Convicted of Drug and Firearms Charges

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DALLAS — Ronee Damien Williams, 25, of Dallas, Texas was convicted by a federal jury yesterday of multiple firearm and drug offenses following a three-day trial before U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas.

Williams was convicted on one count of felon in possession of a firearm, one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. He faces a penalty of not more than ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the felon in possession charge and not less than five years and not more than forty years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine for the drug and firearm possession charges. He has been in custody since the time of his arrest in March 2016. Sentencing is scheduled for January 8, 2018.

Co-defendant Jordan Jamichael Mims pleaded guilty in April 2017 to the same charges and was sentenced by Judge Godbey to a total of 120 months in prison.

The government presented evidence that Williams had previously been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. On September 18, 2015, Dallas Police executed a search warrant on a house where Williams and others were selling cocaine, PCP, and marijuana. At the time the search warrant was executed, Williams was inside the house that had multiple firearms, more than 28 grams of cocaine and a large amount of PCP.

The ATF and Dallas Police investigated. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Boyle and Shane Read.

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