For Immediate Release
Jackson County Man Charged with Gun & Drug Crimes
MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Victor Williams, 40, Melrose, Wisconsin 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.
Williams was charged in a sealed indictment returned on August 28, 2019, by a federal grand jury sitting in Madison, Wisconsin. The indictment was unsealed on September 9, 2019, when Williams was arraigned in U.S. District Court in Madison. He is being detained in federal custody pending his trial, which is scheduled for February 3, 2020, before U.S. District Judge William M. Conley.
The indictment alleges that on July 2, 2019, Williams possessed a 9mm firearm and ammunition, and that he possessed cocaine, heroin, and marijuana with the intent to distribute. He is charged with two counts of possessing heroin with intent to distribute. In the second heroin count, the indictment alleges that he possessed heroin in a residence in Melrose.
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. The charges against Williams are the result of an investigation by the Tomah Police Department, West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group, Jackson and Monroe County Sheriffs’ Offices, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman is handling the prosecution.
You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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