March 16, 2016
Contact: Brian McNeal
Phone Number: (571) 362-1498
Las Vegas Couple Guilty Of Oxycodone Distribution Conspiracy And Money Laundering In Columbus, OH
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Today, Danny R. Williams, 29, and Sukita M. Williams, 43, both of Las Vegas, Nevada, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute Oxycodone and money laundering.
Benjamin C. Glassman, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, David A. Grant, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’(DEA) Detroit Field Division, Kathy A. Enstrom, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue (IRS) Criminal Investigation, Christopher White, Assistant Inspector in Charge, U.S. Postal Inspection (USPIS) and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced the plea that was entered into before U.S. District Judge Michael H. Watson.
According to court documents, since November 2012, the pair has been conspiring to import, possess and distribute Oxycodone from Las Vegas. They each personally went to physicians to obtain fraudulent prescriptions and either arranged for others to do the same or used middlemen to obtain oxycodone. Once they obtained bulk amounts of oxycodone, the pills were transported to Columbus, Ohio, via the mail or on commercial airlines to be sold on the street to drug users.
The couple attempted to conceal their illicit proceeds by depositing money into the accounts of other individuals.
Danny and Sukita Williams each pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Each crime is punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
Acting U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the cooperative investigation by the DEA, IRS, USPIS and Ohio Bureau of Criminal (BCI), as well as Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Hunter, who is representing the United States in this case.