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A Pana man was indicted Tuesday on meth trafficking and gun charges. A federal grand jury has indicted 49-year-old Michael Williams of distribution of methamphetamine.


Williams was arrested when authorities raided his home on January 26th. The indictment alleges that he distributed more than 50 grams of ICE, or pure methamphetamine, on January 24th, and possessed more than 50 grams of ICE on January 26th. The indictment also says Williams possessed a .38 caliber revolver, two 12 gauge shotguns, a .40 caliber carbine, .223 rifle, and a .17 caliber long rifle.


Williams faces ten years to life in prison on the meth distribution charge and an additional five years for the firearms possession charge.


The charges are the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Central Illinois Enforcement Group. Along with the DEA and CIEG, the Pana Police Department, Christian County Sheriff’s Office, and ATF assisted in the raid of William’s home.


Williams remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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