Drug Enforcement Administration

New Jersey

Valerie A. Nickerson, Special Agent in Charge

September 10, 2018

Contact: Timothy P. McMahon

Phone Number: (973) 776-1100

Union County man sentenced to 121 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute more than 140 kilograms of heroin and cocaine

TRENTON, N.J. – Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division Valerie A. Nickerson and U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey Craig Carpenito today announced a Union County, New Jersey man was sentenced to 121 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute 140 kilograms of narcotics, and for assaulting two law enforcement officers.

Siddeeq Q. Williams, 40, of Cranford, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin and five kilograms of cocaine. Williams also pleaded guilty to one count of assaulting federal officers.

Williams, Gemal Singleton, 41, of Edison, New Jersey, and others arranged for cocaine and heroin to be shipped to New Jersey via tractor trailer. On Aug. 27, 2017, the tractor trailer arrived in New Jersey and law enforcement conducted a vehicle stop after the driver committed several traffic violations. A subsequent search of the tractor-trailer recovered five large duffle bags containing a total of 56 kilograms of heroin and 85 kilograms of cocaine. Singleton and Williams admitted that they were supposed to meet the tractor-trailer to collect the narcotics for eventual distribution.

On Aug. 30, 2017, law enforcement officers went to speak with Singleton and Williams. Williams admitted that when two law enforcement officers operating an undercover vehicle attempted to pull him over, he sped away in a Honda Pilot. Williams also admitted that during the ensuing pursuit, he rammed the Pilot into the officers’ vehicle and drove away.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Martinotti sentenced Williams to five years of supervised release.

On July 10, 2018, Judge Martinotti sentenced Singleton to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Valerie A. Nickerson in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

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