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Columbus Co. man sentenced for gun and drug crimes

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A federal judge has sentenced a Columbus County man to nearly five years in prison on drug and gun charges.

Jason Antwan Williams, 26, pleaded guilty earlier this year to possession with intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. The charges stem from an April 2012 incident, in which Cary Police say Williams was the driver of a truck they stopped after it left the area of an undercover drug bust.

Friday a judge sentenced Williams to 58 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

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Precisely what's wrong with our legal system.

Ol' Anwan here is no stranger to the courtroom. 'Magine that? He has 2 Felony convictions for "Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Infliction of Serious Injury". Here he is again, more drugs, more stolen weapons.

Why does this thug deserve to EVER be placed back into society again? He has obviously proven exactly what he intends to do with his life, how he has NO regard for the law and NO intention of being a productive part of society.

He deserves 65 years of HARD TIME! Why does he only get 5? He'll be out in less than 3 years, go back to his favorite lifestyle of drugs, theft and not unlikely that he'll murder someone.

Thank you judges and DA's! It's sentencing like this that really give us law-abiding citzens confidence in our legal system!

Judges and District

Judges and District Attorneys can only do what is allowed by law. If the sentence isn't harsh enough then you need to look to Raleigh to see who is to blame. What the judges and district attorneys can control is whether or not to accept a plea deal. This is done quite a bit to control the overloaded court dockets.

Pretty light sentence

If he behaves in prison he will be out by 2016, with a whole new set of criminal skills to try on the outside! Prison doesnt scare these guys, the only thing that scares them is an armed opponent.