South Euclid Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Role in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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A South Euclid man was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Thursday, June 9, 2022, by U.S. District Judge Donald C. Nugent after he previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

According to court documents, on June 12, 2020, law enforcement officers from the United States Postal Inspection Service arrested Mark Holt Williams, 29, of South Euclid, Ohio, during a controlled delivery of a package containing a large quantity of methamphetamine.  The parcel had been mailed from California to an apartment in University Heights, Ohio, but was intercepted in transit by Postal Inspectors.  Williams was arrested and charged after accepting delivery of the methamphetamine parcel from an undercover Postal Inspector.

Also charged in the conspiracy is Donathan Woodson, age 30, of Warrensville Heights, Ohio.  During the investigation into Williams, authorities learned that Woodson had traveled to California with Holt Williams to assist in mailing drug parcels back to Ohio.  Woodson previously pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy and is scheduled to be sentenced on August 18, 2022.

The United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) investigated this case with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO).  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys James P. Lewis and Elizabeth M. Crook. 

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