Jury Convicts Arizona Man of Methamphetamine Trafficking and Possession of a Firearm

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Methamphetamine also known as crystal meth

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – A federal court jury in Syracuse today convicted Davonte Williams-Dorsey, age 24, of Phoenix, Arizona, of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, announced Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Ray Donovan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division. The guilty verdict today followed a four-day jury trial during which Davonte Williams-Dorsey represented himself with the assistance of standby counsel.

The evidence at trial established that Williams-Dorsey and Tyshawn Logan, 24, of Cleveland, Ohio, conspired together to bring 20 kilograms (approximately 44 pounds) of methamphetamine from Arizona to Syracuse, where it was to be sold. DEA Special Agents and other law enforcement officers arrested Davonte Williams-Dorsey in Syracuse on January 8, 2020 in possession of 20 kilograms of methamphetamine in an automobile. At the time of his arrest Davonte Williams Dorsey was carrying a loaded Taurus 9mm semiautomatic handgun in the waistband of his trousers. Tyshawn Logan was arrested in a building in Syracuse where he was staying after transporting the methamphetamine from California by car.

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Davonte Williams-Dorsey is scheduled to be sentenced on November 29, 2021, at which time he faces a minimum sentence of 10-years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000.00, and a term of supervised release of at least 5-years and up to life, for his convictions for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine). For his conviction for Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime he faces a mandatory consecutive sentence of at least 5-years and up to life imprisonment, and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

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Tyshawn Logan pled guilty previously to Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine). He is scheduled to be sentenced August 24, 2021, and faces a minimum sentence of 10-years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000.00, and a term of supervised release of at least 5-years and up to life, for his convictions for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine), and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine).


A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

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This case is being investigated by The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), with the assistance of the Syracuse Police Department-Special Investigations Division, the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and DEA Task Force Officers from the New York State Police, U.S. Department of Homeland Security ICE-ERO, the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department, and the City of Rome Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas Commandeur.

 

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