May 11, 2018

Monroe man charged with drug trafficking, firearms offenses

SCRANTON -  A Stroud Township man was indicted by a federal grand jury on drug trafficking and firearms charges.

The indictment alleges that James Williams, III, a/k/a “Dilly,” 30, conspired to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams and more of cocaine beginning in 2017 in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.  The indictment further charges Williams with distribution and possession with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of Stroudsburg High School on two occasions in March and April of this year.  Williams was also charged with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams and more of cocaine on May 3, 2018.  The indictment further alleged that Williams, a convicted felon, illegally possessed three firearms, one of which was stolen and had an obliterated serial number and possessed of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.

If convicted, Williams could face up to life in prison

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