Jackson County man indicted in federal court on drug and gun charges

Madison (WQOW) — A Melrose man was charged Tuesday in federal court after police found drugs and a gun at his home in July.

Victor Williams has been charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and with four
counts of possessing controlled substances with the intent to distribute.

According to Jackson Count Sheriff Duane Waldera, officers executed a drug-related warrant at Williams’ home on County Road D in Melrose on July 2. According to the sheriff, the search of the home turned up fentanyl, marijuana, prescription drugs, more than $4,300 in cash, and a handgun. He was initially held on charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Williams was arraigned in the U.S. District Court in Madison on September 9. He’s scheduled to return to court February 3, 2020. If convicted, Williams faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on
the gun charge, and 20 years on each of the drug charges

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer and an Evening Anchor.

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