April 08, 2016
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Federal Jury Convicts Fort Myers Man Of Heroin Trafficking
MIAMI - A federal jury today found Norris Williams, 45, of Fort Myers, Florida, guilty of three counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin and one count of attempting to possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin. He faces a minimum mandatory penalty of 10 years, up to life, in federal prison. The sentencing is scheduled for July 5, 2016.
According to evidence presented at trial, Williams, a nine-time convicted felon, sold heroin to an undercover officer on three occasions between November 2014 and February 2015. Williams had also attempted to purchase a one kilogram brick of heroin from an undercover officer in October 2015. He had negotiated a price of $75,000 for that kilogram brick; $50,000 cash up front and a promise to pay the balance at a later date. When he met the undercover officer in a parking lot to complete that transaction, he handed the officer a shoebox containing $49,900.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Fort Myers Resident Office, with assistance from the Cape Coral Police Department and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Charles Schmitz and David G. Lazarus.