CRANFORD – Siddeeq Q. Williams, 40, of Cranford, New Jersey was sentenced today to 121 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute 140 kilograms of narcotics, and for assaulting two law enforcement officers, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Williams previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than one kilogram of heroin and five kilograms of cocaine. Williams also pleaded guilty to one count of assaulting federal officers.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Williams, Gemal Singleton, 41, of Edison, New Jersey, and others arranged for cocaine and heroin to be shipped to New Jersey via tractor trailer. On Aug. 27, 2017, the tractor trailer arrived in New Jersey and law enforcement conducted a vehicle stop after the driver committed several traffic violations. A subsequent search of the tractor-trailer recovered five large duffle bags containing a total of 56 kilograms of heroin and 85 kilograms of cocaine. Singleton and Williams admitted that they were supposed to meet the tractor-trailer to collect the narcotics for eventual distribution.
On Aug. 30, 2017, law enforcement officers went to speak with Singleton and Williams. Williams admitted that when two law enforcement officers operating an undercover vehicle attempted to pull him over, he sped away in a Honda Pilot. Williams also admitted that during the ensuing pursuit, he rammed the Pilot into the officers’ vehicle and drove away.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Martinotti sentenced Williams to five years of supervised release.