Columbia man found guilty ... again ... of federal meth trafficking charge

David Lee Williams

Booking photo from 2020.

A Columbia man pleads guilty in federal court to trafficking methamphetamine.

David Williams, 43, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.  He’ll be sentenced at an unspecified date.

The investigation into Williams began in January of 2022 when the U.S. Postal Inspection Service intercepted two packages that each contained a total of about five pounds of meth.  Later that month, Postal Inspection agents conducted a controlled delivery, then executed search warrants at two homes linked to Williams.

At the time of his arrest, Williams was already on bond in a separate and unrelated federal indictment for meth trafficking.  Following his most recent arrest, his bond was revoked, and he was sentenced to 17 years and six months in federal prison for the previous charge.