An Irving man who distributed cocaine for a Mexican cartel throughout North Texas and across the country has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison.
U.S. District Judge Jane J. Boyle sentenced Octavius Williams, 32, Monday after his guilty plea in November 2015 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance.
Williams was arrested in July 2015.
Starting in 2014, Williams had worked with associates of the Los Caballeros Templarios Mexican cartel to obtain and distribute multiple kilograms of cocaine throughout the Dallas area, Seattle, Atlanta, Louisiana, Oklahoma and New York, according to federal court documents.
Williams told a federal undercover agent he would move about 30 kilograms of cocaine per month, charging $800 to $900 per ounce. One kilo contains just over 35 ounces.
He kept at least $159,000 to $2000,000 in cash at his home for cocaine transactions.
Federal agents seized six weapons, 551 rounds of ammunition and about $103,354 after his arrest in July 2015.
The FBI, Dallas police and agents with the Internal Revenue Service led the investigation and they were assisted by several other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.