A Shreveport man faces decades in jail and hefty fines after his conviction on drug and firearm charges Tuesday, February 11, 2020, in Caddo District Court.
When David Pomeroy Williams, 48, returns to face District Judge Erin Leigh Waddell Garrett on April 30, 2020, he could be sentenced to one to 20 years in prison at hard labor, with a fine of up to $50,000, for conviction of possession of 2-1/2 pounds or more of the Schedule I drug marijuana with intent to distribute. He also faces five to 20 years in prison at hard labor, without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence, and a fine of up to $5,000, for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm or carrying a concealed weapon.
The eight-woman, four-man jury determined that on October 4, 2018, Williams sold drugs out of his vehicle in the parking lot of a convenience store in the 1900 block of David Raines Road in north Shreveport. A tip from a concerned citizen to the Caddo/Shreveport Narcotics Task Force also said Williams possibly was armed.
Agents who contacted Williams recovered four one-pound bags of marijuana, as well as a digital scale, a revolver and a pistol with ammunition, and $4,705 in cash. The marijuana had a street value of about $18,144.
Williams, who has seven prior felonies, claimed that he was holding the two firearms for a friend, though he knew he was not supposed to be in possession of a firearm.
Williams was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Ross Owen and Erica Jefferson. He was defended by Richard Fisher.