TULSA, Okla. — A drug dealer who worked with postal carriers to establish a methamphetamine drug conspiracy was sentenced Thursday to more than 15 years in federal prison, said U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson.
Kamau Jahi Williams, 43, of Tulsa will also serve 10 years of supervised release following his prison sentence.
According to court records, as early as December 2019 and continuing to October 2021, the defendant conspired with others to possess 500 grams of meth from a supply in California. Williams admitted in his plea agreement to purchasing meth and redistributing it to third parties in Tulsa. His supply source normally fronted the meth for Williams. After he received payment from customers, he would pay the supply source.
Williams ran the operation in the Northern District of Oklahoma with help from several postal workers, court documents indicated. As part of the conspiracy, Williams’ source in California mailed shipments of meth to an abandoned Tulsa address through the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). Several postal carriers allegedly intercepted those packages. As part of the conspiracy, they marked the packages as delivered and then would meet Williams at various locations in Tulsa to deliver the meth packages.
In September 2021, a federal jury convicted Williams in a separate drug conspiracy. In that case, Williams was sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for selling meth, drug conspiracy and selling heroin. The U.S. attorney’s office said these two sentences will run concurrently.