Biloxi man sentenced for possession with intent to distribute meth and possession of firearm

Biloxi man sentenced for possession with intent to distribute meth and possession of firearm
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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A Biloxi man was sentenced by a judge on Monday to 211 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.

Thirty-five-year-old Julio Chantello Williams received the maximum of 120 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and 211 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. The sentences will run concurrently. Williams was also ordered to pay fines totaling $8,000.

In August 2017, Gulfport police foot patrol checked a parked car with loud music, to find Williams with a handgun and marijuana in his lap.

Three months later, Williams was hit by a car while walking, and Biloxi police found a handgun on the windshield of the car and 16 grams of methamphetamine in Williams' pocket.

Later, in November and December of 2017, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and Homeland Security Investigations made undercover buys of methamphetamine from Williams.

Williams has prior state convictions for auto burglary, possession of controlled substances and two counts of transfer of controlled substances.

The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Homeland Security Investigations, Gulfport Police, Biloxi Police and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics investigated the case.

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