Henderson Heroin Dealer Gets 12 Years in Federal Prison

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Henderson man was sentenced last week to 144 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin.

According to court documents, law enforcement in Vance County received information that Theodus Lewis Williams, 50, was distributing heroin from his residence, including from a tent in his front yard, and from his neighbor’s residence.  Law enforcement utilized confidential informants to conduct controlled purchases of heroin from Williams and his co-conspirators on several occasions.  As a result, on August 1, 2019, officers executed a search warrant on both residences and the tent, and found quantities of heroin laced with fentanyl, suboxone, more than $3,500 in U.S. currency, and firearms.  Williams pled guilty on August 20, 2020.  He is a convicted felon, having prior drug, gun, and assault convictions, including a 1996 conviction in federal court for possession of a firearm by a felon for which he received a 10-year prison sentence.

Robert J. Higdon, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Judge James C. Dever III on February 4, 2021.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the Henderson Police Department, and the Vance County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Dodson  prosecuted the case.

Related court documents and information can be found on the website of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina or on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:19-CR-494-D.