Man with lengthy criminal history faces more drug charges

Published 1:37 pm Tuesday, June 14, 2016

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – A 45-year-old Alabaster man with a plethora of past felony convictions is now facing two more drug-distribution charges brought against him while he was out on bond for multiple previous drug charges.



The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Dwight Dewayne Williams, who lists an address on Cohill Drive in Alabaster, on June 1 and charged him with two felony charges of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

According to his arrest warrants, Williams allegedly distributed marijuana from his home on Sept. 8 and Sept. 15. The charges are both Class B felonies, and are punishable by up to 20 years in prison upon conviction.

Williams was released from the Shelby County Jail the day after he was arrested after posting bonds totaling $20,000.

When he was arrested on the two most recent drug charges, Williams was out on bond on three previous felony drug distribution charges brought against him in April 2015.

According to his arrest warrants for the 2015 charges, Williams allegedly distributed marijuana at the intersection of Cohill Drive and Simmsville Road on Oct. 9, 2014, and on Aug. 14, 2014. He also allegedly distributed marijuana in the 500 block of Simmsville Road on Aug. 14, 2014, according to his arrest warrants.

According to Shelby County Circuit Court records, Williams has pleaded guilty to multiple drug-related charges over the past 23 years, and recently finished serving a prison sentence for an unlawful distribution of a controlled substance charge he pleaded guilty to in 2009.

In 2010, then-Circuit Court Judge Dan Reeves denied Williams’ written request to reduce the prison sentence in the 2009 charge.

In his request to Reeves, Williams wrote he had “learned a lifetime lesson from his mistakes,” and “promises to do his best in complying with any conditions placed by this honorable court” once released.

Williams previously pleaded guilty to marijuana possession charges in 1992, 1994 and 2005, a driving under the influence charge in 2005, a possession of a controlled substance charge in 2005, the unlawful distribution charge in 2009 and three minor traffic offenses.