East Texas methamphetamine supplier sentenced to federal prison

CENTER, Texas (KETK) – A 33-year-old East Texas man was sentenced to federal prison on Friday after pleading guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

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According to a release, Terrence Williams, of Center, was sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison.

The United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Texas said law enforcement was investigating a drug trafficking organization in the Shelby County area and identified Williams as the “primary source of supply.”

“Agents were able to link Williams to over a dozen methamphetamine traffickers,” a release said. “Williams would transport large amounts of methamphetamine from the Houston area to Shelby County, where he would then distribute the methamphetamine to numerous street level dealers.”

Williams reportedly fled from officers in July 2022 during a traffic stop. During a high speed chase, a backpack containing almost nine pounds of methamphetamine was seized.

U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone sentenced Williams to 210 months in prison.

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