SYRACUSE, NEW YORK –Davonte Williams-Dorsey, 25, of Phoenix, Arizona, was sentenced today to serve a total of 180 months in prison for his conviction on charges 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 United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Frank A. Tarentino III, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), New York Division. The Court also ordered Williams-Dorsey to serve a term of five years of supervised release following his incarceration.
Williams-Dorsey had been convicted of those charges following a four-day jury trial last year. The evidence at trial established that Williams-Dorsey conspired with others 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 Williams-Dorsey in Syracuse on January 8, 2020, in possession of 20 kilograms of methamphetamine in an automobile. At the time of his arrest, Williams-Dorsey was carrying a loaded Taurus 9mm semiautomatic handgun in the waistband of his pants.
This case was 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 was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas Commandeur.