GULFPORT -- A drug dealer facing new charges in federal court has accepted a plea deal in the distribution of cocaine in Jackson County.
Dwan Williams, 34, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
He faces up to 20 years in prison at his sentencing set for Jan. 27.
A federal grand jury indicted him April 9, 2014, on eight drug-distribution counts, four each involving cocaine and crack cocaine. The indictment alleged he sold both drugs in Jackson County and elsewhere from July 2012 through September 2013.
Court documents show a total of 231.6 grams of cocaine and 101.8 grams of crack were seized from him in drug sales and the drugs were weighed for evidence.
He was arrested Feb. 25 after drug agents received information he was staying at his mother's apartment on Hospital Road in Pascagoula. Agents with the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team and the Jackson County Sheriff's Office went to the apartment complex and arrested him in the parking lot.
Agents said a search of his mother's apartment revealed a Glock 45-caliber pistol, a magazine with ammunition and a shoebox holding drugs and paraphernalia.
Records show Williams was convicted of possession of cocaine in 1998 and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine in 2001.
While on probation for the crack conspiracy conviction, his probation was revoked in 2005 and 2009 for drug and DUI arrests and violations to include failure to work in a lawful occupation.