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Man found with $52K, pistol and marijuana gets prison

Jywaun Davis Williams
Jywaun Davis Williams

GULFPORT -- A North Carolina man who had pot, a gun and $52,593 in cash when he was stopped in Gulfport has been sentenced.

Jywaun Davis Williams, 30, of Charlotte, was sentenced Thursday to 28 months in prison and fined $5,000 in U.S. District Court.

Williams admitted he was going from South Carolina to Texas. He had a Sig Sauer .380-caliber pistol on the front seat of his sport-utility vehicle and $52,593 in cash and 35 grams of marijuana in the back.

At the time of his arrest on Interstate 10 on April 7, 2014, he was wanted on four counts of trafficking crack cocaine. The warrants are from New York County, N.Y.

Chief Judge Louis Guirola Jr. sentenced him on a guilty plea to interstate travel in aid of drug racketeering enterprises.

A Gulfport officer assigned to a Drug Enforcement Administration task force arrested Williams after stopping him for improper lane use and noticed he was wanted.

Williams was driving a Chrysler Pacifica below the speed limit and drifting between lanes, slowing down and speeding up several times, a document said.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Annette Williams prosecuted the case.

A national law enforcement bulletin placed in court records shows Williams is accused of trafficking crack near a park in New York. An order was in place to extradite him immediately.

It wasn't clear Friday if Williams will be extradited to face the New York charges or be sent to a federal prison first.

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