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Tucsonan convicted on pot, weapon charges

Citizen Staff Writer

A federal jury last week convicted Tucsonan Rudyard C. Williams, 48, of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, Sandy Raynor, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said in a news release.

He also was found guilty of carrying a firearm in connection with a drug-trafficking crime.

In May 2007, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents found bundles of marijuana, .45-caliber ammunition and “ammunition suitable for an AK-47″ in a South Side house, Raynor said in the news release Tuesday.

Agents also found a Ruger .45- caliber semi-automatic pistol.

About 400 pounds of marijuana was found in the house and in duffel bags.

Williams faces up to 40 years in prison, a $2 million fine, or both. He faces other penalties for the firearm conviction.

He will be sentenced April 23 by U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins.



Tucsonan convicted of marijuana, weapon charges

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