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Man pleads guilty to drug charges during trial


ALBANY, N.Y. - District Attorney P. David Soares says an Albany man has pleaded guilty to drug charges mid-trial.

Victor Williams, 25, pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with two Counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, and one Count of Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.

On June 3, 2013 on Washington Avenue in Albany, Williams was riding in a cab that was pulled over for speeding by an Albany County Sheriff's deputy. While speaking with the driver of the cab, the deputy sheriff smelled marijuana in the vehicle vehicle and found a small amount of marijuana on Williams.

Upon investigation, the deputy sheriff searched Williams' pockets and found a bag containing 24.9 grams of crack cocaine. 

The trial against Williams started on Monday. During the trial, Williams' pleaded guilty to the entire indictment against him. He faces up to 12 years in State Prison when sentenced on May 8, 2014. 

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