A Tennessee man will be in prison for five years for dealing drugs. Reginald Williams stood before Federal Judge Sandy Mattice after earlier pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
While Williams said little, his attorney, Bret Alexander, said, “He wants to take responsibility for his own actions.” The attorney said William pled guilty in order to not involve others.
Federal prosecutor Chris Poole had no issues with the guilty plea.
According to the prosecutor, the plea agreement satisfied the factors of deterrence, protecting the public, and being a suitable punishment for the act.
When given an opportunity to address the court, Williams again allowed his attorney to speak on his behalf. Through attorney Alexander, the defendant asked to apologize to the court for his actions, and to his family for causing them trouble.
The judge recommended that Williams attempt to get his GED during his time in prison. After he gets out, Williams will be on probation for four years.
While on probation, Williams will need to report to a probation officer, and comply with searches.