Willoughby Hills man was sentenced to 16 1/2 years in prison for supplying multi-kilogram shipments of cocaine to other dealers for distribution in Northeast Ohio, as well as related crimes, law enforcement officials said.
Troy Williams, 44, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute heroin, being a felon in possession of a firearm and three counts of money laundering.
He was one of 12 people indicted for their roles in the conspiracy, which lasted between 2010 and 2013. All 12 have been found guilty of crimes in U.S. District Court.
Williams supplied Jason and Joseph Phillips with multi-kilogram shipments of cocaine. All the men charged then arranged for or assisted in the redistribution of the cocaine in the Northern District of Ohio and elsewhere, according to court documents.
In April 2013, Williams also possessed heroin that he intended to distribute, as well as a firearm and ammunition, despite previous felony convictions that prohibited him from having a firearm, according to court documents.
Williams laundered approximately $72,730 in drug proceeds at the Horseshoe Cleveland Casino in July and November 2012. He did this by using cash from drug proceeds to purchase casino chips, according to court documents.