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Coast man gets nearly 13 years for trying to trade bar for cocaine

law_webGULFPORT — A man who agreed to swap a bar he owned for more than 26 pounds of cocaine has been sentenced to 12 years and 11 months in prison.

The Sun Herald reports that 33-year-old Victor Darnell Williams was sentenced Thursday. His prison term will be followed by five years of post-release supervision.

Williams pleaded guilty March 5 to attempting to possess 12 kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute it.

Federal drug agents have said they arrested Williams in August after he signed papers giving up ownership of the Eclipse lounge and went to a hotel to sample the cocaine he expected.

There was no cocaine. Williams was arrested. The government seized his building, two vehicles, two handguns and $2,936.

 

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