24 year-old Aaliyah Williamson, of Bay St. Louis, was sentenced today to serve 12 years in federal prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and 10 years for possession of a stolen firearm.
On October 24th, 2017, a Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol Trooper observed a 2006 Chevrolet Impala on Interstate 10-East in Gulfport following another vehicle too closely. The trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the vehicle was slow to stop and veered to the right shoulder. The trooper pulled alongside the vehicle, where he observed the female passenger making furtive movements and it appeared she was attempting to conceal items in the front of her pants.
When the vehicle came to a stop, the trooper approached the vehicle and identified the driver as Jonathan Jarvis and the passenger as Aaliyah Williamson. Neither Jarvis nor Williamson possessed a valid Mississippi driver’s license. The trooper could smell the odor of marijuana being emitted from the vehicle and they were asked to exit it. While exiting the vehicle, Jarvis told the trooper he possessed a weapon in the vehicle.
The trooper ordered Williamson to remove the items from her pants, which was revealed as approximately 247 grams of methamphetamine “ice.” A search of the vehicle revealed 29.5 dosage units of Alprazolam, 14 dosage units of Acetaminophen/Oxycodone, approximately 89 grams of marijuana, approximately one ounce of promethazine syrup, digital scales, plastic baggies, two cell phones, and a stolen Smith and Wesson pistol. Two and a half grams of methamphetamine was also found in Williamson’s purse.
Williamson pled guilty on May 11th, 2018, and Jarvis pled guilty on May 5th, 2018, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
On August 21st, he was sentenced by Judge Ozerden to serve 18 years in federal prison.