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Michigan City man gets 15 years for gun and cocaine conviction

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A Michigan City man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in federal prison, after being convicted of being a felon in possession of a handgun and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana said.

Joseph Antonio Williams, 29, was sentenced this week to 188 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

“According to documents in the case, a controlled buy was set up with Williams,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. “During the buy, Joseph Williams was caught selling 1.7 grams of cocaine. After the buy, law enforcement saw Williams remove a screen from a window on the side of a house. As it was suspected that Williams was breaking and entering into a residence, officers drove to the scene, where Williams fled on foot. After a foot chase, police caught Williams and found a firearm in his pants pocket.”

The case was investigated by ATF and Michigan City Police Department.


Posted 7/20/2018




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