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Texas man sentenced for nationwide cocaine distribution ring tied to Knight Templar drug cartel

December 26, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Texas man sentenced for nationwide cocaine distribution ring tied to Knight Templar drug cartel

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A federal judge sentenced a North Texas man to 14 years in prison for distributing about 30 kilograms of cocaine per month throughout the U.S. for a Mexico’s Knight Templar drug cartel.

Justice Department officials said 32-year-old Octavius Williams was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle last week during a hearing in Dallas Federal Court.

Williams pleaded guilty in November 2015 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

Federal prosecutors say Williams worked with associates of the Los Caballeros Templarios or Knight Templar drug cartel to distribute cocaine throughout Dallas, Louisiana, Atlanta, Oklahoma, New York, and Seattle, the Star-Telegram reported.

Williams was indicted in July 2015 with 45 other co-conspirators, in a case that included four employees at Dallas International Airport who used their positions to bypass security and smuggle drugs on commercial flights.

The Irving resident has since remained in custody without bond.

Authorities also seized six firearms, 551 rounds of ammunition and more than $103,300 in cash from Williams following his arrest.

In August 2016, Boyle sentenced the principal defendant in the case, 38-year-old Jose Guerrero, aka “J.D.” to 35 years in federal prison.

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