Troy Dexter Williams

Troy Dexter Williams

SAVANNAH, GA (October 30, 2014): A Metro Police investigative unit teamed with members of the public to arrest a five-time convicted felon on drug trafficking charges, worked with the city to close his business and is partnering with federal officers for additional prosecution.

Troy Dexter Williams, 45, has been charged with trafficking large amounts of cocaine after a Tuesday raid of his residence and his body shop, both on the 300 block of West 32nd Street and another business on the 1500 block of Montgomery.

The raid capped a two-month investigation by the Tactical Investigations Unit of the Central Precinct of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department. It consisted of TIU and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) officers, Crime Suppression Unit officers from the Central, West Chatham and Islands precincts, and federal agents from the Division of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team also participated in the investigation.

Residents in the area had approached police with information on illegal activities in the three locations with additional concerns that some were taking place across the street from a day care center. The operation resulted in the seizure of several ounces of cocaine, a stolen firearm and drug paraphernalia. Mr. Williams’ case also will be presented for Federal Prosecution.

Williams already has been convicted on drug offenses five times.

An agent of the City of Savannah Department of Revenue also responded to administer citations and to close the businesses pending follow up investigations concerning the illegal activities.