Traffic stop leads to federal gun, drug convictions for Huntsville man


An arrest on Dothan, AL in 2015 led to the conviction of a Huntsville man on federal gun and drug charges

Robert Williams, Jr., 56, was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of cocaine, and illegal possession of oxycodone.

According to the DOJ, Williams was stopped while speeding on his motorcycle in September of 2015 by Dothan police. Officers saw Williams pass a pack of cigarettes to a female passenger and when they inspected it, they found cocaine and oxycodone pills. Williams also had a handgun in his waistband. As a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Williams faces a maximum sentence of ten years in prison.

The Dothan Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigated this case, with assistance from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

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