Milw. man sentenced for involvement in cocaine distribution

MILWAUKEE -- 27-year-old Earl Williams of Milwaukee was sentenced to 235 months in prison on Thursday, November 1st  for his involvement in a cocaine distribution conspiracy. Williams was also convicted of one-count of money laundering.

Officials say the drug conspiracy began in 2008 and ended in November 2011 with the arrest of Williams and his co-conspirators. During the conspiracy, officials say Williams obtained significant quantities of cocaine, which he and his co-conspirators distributed as powder and crack cocaine on Milwaukee's east side.

On November 17, 2011 Earl Williams was arrested along with his co-conspirators. Williams was charged under a 10-year mandatory minimum statue. Williams was also convicted of one-count of money laundering due to the jewelry he obtained with drug proceeds.