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