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09/14/2017

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Florida man charged after being found with 17 kg of cocaine

PITTSBURGH — An investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Pittsburgh contributed to the indictment of a Florida man by a federal grand jury on a charge for violating federal drug laws. HSI was supported by United States Postal Inspection Service and the Pennsylvania State Police.

Racoco Williams, 35, of Lauderhill, Florida, was arrested on Aug. 29, by the Pennsylvania State Police for possession with intent to deliver 5 kilograms or more of cocaine.  A federal search warrant of his hotel room in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, revealed 17 kilograms of cocaine and more than $192,000 in cash.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not less than 10 years and up to life in prison, a fine of $10,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Williams is currently detained and has been ordered to be held without bond pending trial.          

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/15/2017