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Atlanta man pleads guilty to distributing hallucinogens in Gainesville

An Atlanta man faces sentencing after pleading guilty to distributing hallucinogenic drugs in Gainesville.

Brandon Eugene Williams pleaded guilty March 29 to distributing LSD and dimethyltryptamine (DMT) to an FBI informant on two occasions.

“This defendant willingly distributed almost 200 hits of LSD and quantities of DMT to an FBI informant,” U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak wrote in a news release. “These drugs are very dangerous if ingested. We will continue to vigorously investigate and prosecute individuals who distribute these drugs.”

According to Pak, Williams and another person met with an FBI informant April 13, 2017, to discuss distributing DMT and other drugs. At the meeting, he gave the informant a sample of the drug. On June 6, Williams sold the informant a quantity of both drugs, Pak said. They discussed a second deal July, and Williams delivered another supply of the drugs, officials said. Williams then was arrested.

Sentencing has not yet been scheduled.

This case was investigated by the FBI and members of the North Georgia Major Offenders Task Force, which includes the Hall, Lumpkin and Cherokee County sheriff’s offices, Gainesville Police Department and Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Compiled from U.S. Attorney’s Office reports

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