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Case Number: 3:19-cr-00129
Judge: Joseph R. Goodwin
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virgnia (Kanawha County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Charleston, WV: Criminal defense lawyers represented Defendants charged with felony firearm and drug possession.
Larry James Williams, age 46, and Mary Ann Coon, age 44, were charged with possession of a firearm and aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute heroin, acetyl fentanyl, methamphetamine, and fentanyl.
During a traffic stop conducted on MacCorkle Avenue in Charleston during the early morning hours of May 8, 2020, law enforcement officers found Williams and Coon to be in possession of seven firearms, as well as over 79 grams of methamphetamine, 9 grams of heroin, acetyl fentanyl and fentanyl mix, and over 6 grams of methamphetamine and fentanyl mix, digital scales, plastic baggies, and $3,882 in U.S. Currency.
Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the collaborative investigative efforts of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Charleston Police Department, and the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT). As part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the U.S. Attorney’s Office is working in partnership with federal, state and local law enforcement to address violent crime driven by drug trafficking in Charleston and throughout the district.
United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin imposed the sentences. Assistant United States Attorneys Julie White and Greg McVey handled the prosecution.
This case is part of PSN, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.
Outcome: 09/13/2021 164 SENTENCING as to Larry James Williams held by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin on 9/13/2021; Court Reporter: Kimberly Kaufman. (rac)
09/13/2021 167 PRESENTENCE REPORT (SEALED DOCUMENT) as to Larry James Williams. (tmp)
09/13/2021 171 PRELIMINARY ORDER OF FORFEITURE as to Larry James Williams; directing that any and all and interest of the defendant in the following property listed herein is forfeited to the United States of America. Signed by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin on 9/13/2021. (cc: Judge, counsel of record, USM, Jonathan Weaver) (lca)
09/13/2021 172 JUDGMENT as to Larry James Williams (1), Count(s) 1 & 2, 70 months imprisonment concurrently; defendant is remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal; 3 year term of supervised release on each count to be served concurrently; $200 special assessment; fine waived. Signed by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin on 9/13/2021. (cc: Judge, USA, USP, USM, counsel, deft) (tmr)
09/13/2021 173 TRANSMITTED CERTIFIED COPY of 172 Judgment Order, to Judge, USA, USP, USM, counsel, deft as to Larry James Williams. (tmr)
09/13/2021 174 TRANSMITTED CERTIFIED COPY of 171 Preliminary Order of Forfeiture, to Judge, counsel of record, USM, Jonathan Weaver as to Larry James Williams. (lca)
09/13/2021 175 SEALED/SOR as to Larry James Williams signed by Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. (Attachment: # 1 Transcript). (tmr)