Jacksonville, FL – U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard has sentenced Nicholas Paul Mattox (50, Jacksonville) to 10 years in federal prison for distribution of 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, and Keith Wallace Williams (61, Middleburg) to 5 years in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. In addition, a total of $32,200 was forfeited, which is traceable to proceeds of the offenses.
Mattox had pleaded guilty on April 6, 2020, and Williams had pleaded guilty on July 13, 2020.
According to court documents, in May 2019, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration began investigating Mattox, who was distributing ounce to kilogram quantities of crystal methamphetamine in Duval and Clay counties. Agents used a confidential source to make a series of controlled purchases from Mattox, who is accountable for more than 600 grams of methamphetamine.
The investigation revealed that Williams had purchased methamphetamine from Mattox. As a result, DEA and Clay County Sheriff’s Office continued the investigation jointly. On October 31, 2019, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at Williams’s home. The officers found more than 200 grams of methamphetamine hidden inside a rubber duck chlorine tablet holder on Williams’s porch. Williams is accountable for more than 200 grams of methamphetamine.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Jacksonville District Office and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Beatriz Gonzalez.