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Case Number: 1:20-cr-00027-GNS
Judge: Greg Stivers
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky (Warren County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Bowling Green, KY: Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and the illegal possession of a firearm.
Charleslenzeo Sanchez Williams, 38 years of age, was found on January 13, 2020, in the possession of, with the intent to distribute, over 50 grams of methamphetamine, in possession of a firearm having been previously convicted of a felony offense, and in possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. On September 9, 2020, Mr. Williams was indicted on three counts arising from his drug trafficking activities. On June 8, 2021, Mr. Williams entered a plea of guilty to all counts of the Indictment.
“The work of the Warren County Drug Task Force and the ATF in this case demonstrates the nature of state and federal law enforcement cooperation in our district,” stated Acting U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett. “Our citizens are safer as a result of the combined efforts of our state and federal partners who work tirelessly every day fighting violent crime.”
“Drug dealers with guns are criminals who pose an increased threat to the safety of our communities,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge R. Shawn Morrow of the Louisville Field Division. “Today’s sentencing is the result of an ongoing commitment by ATF to work with our law enforcement partners to make our communities safer for everyone.”
“This case is another example of Federal, State and Local law enforcement working together to unburden the community of armed career criminal drug traffickers.” Stated Warren County Drug Task Force Director Tommy M. Loving. “More and more we see drug traffickers armed and increased violence connected to drug trafficking activities. We appreciate the great partnership with the United States Attorney’s Office in Bowling Green.”
The Bowling Green ATF and the Warren County Drug Task Force investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Mac Shannon prosecuted the case.
18:2 and 21:841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A)(viii) - METHAMPHETAMINE POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE
18:922(g)(1), 924(a)(2), and (e)(1) - FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
18:924(c)(1)(A) - POSSESSION OF A FIREARM IN FURTHERANCE OF DRUG TRAFFICKING
Outcome: Committed to BOP for 120 months on Counts 1 and 3 (concurrent w/ one another) and 60 months on Count 4 (consecutive w/ Counts 1 and 3); supervised release for 5 years on Counts 1 and 4 (concurrent w/ each other and Count 3) and 3 years on Count 3 (concurrent w/ Counts 1 and 4); SPA of $300 ($100 per Count)