Jax man guilty in Georgia chase, drug-trafficking case

Maurice Luclare Williams, 34, faces up to life in prison


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man was found guilty Tuesday on several drug charges after leading police on a high-speed chase in Georgia.

The Department of Justice said Maurice Luclare Williams, 34, led Pooler police and Georgia State Patrol on a chase in a stolen GMC Yukon on June 13, 2015, after he failed to pull over for a speeding violation.

Williams was taken into custody after the chase ended in a residential neighborhood and he led police on a foot chase.

The DOJ said heroin, cocaine and other drugs were found in a bag that was dropped from the Yukon when Williams abandoned the vehicle.

“The defendant in this case is a four-time convicted drug felon who placed members of the motoring public and the residents of a quiet neighborhood in great peril by his actions," said attorney Edward Tarver. "This defendant is a persistent and unrepentant drug dealer who will now be held to account for his very serious crimes.”

Williams was found guilty of possessing with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, and numerous pharmaceutical drugs, possessing a firearm in furtherance of the drug-trafficking offense and possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

Williams faces up to life in prison.

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