Danville man who admitted having meth gets 11 years

Danville man who admitted having meth gets 11 years

DANVILLE — A 30-year-old Danville man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for a drug crime.

Vermilion County Circuit Judge Nancy Fahey sentenced Deandre D. Williams after he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of methamphetamine, a Class 1 felony. Williams was credited with already having served 245 days behind bars.

Williams was charged with possession and delivery of the drug on July 20, 2016, following an investigation by the Vermilion County Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Group, according to State's Attorney Jacqueline Lacy.

Lacy said the multi-unit drug task force received information that Williams was going to be delivering about 2 ounces of meth to someone at the Steak 'n Shake parking lot on South Gilbert Street. When agents arrived and approached Williams' vehicle, they found a substance lying on the back seat in plain view.

That substance was sent to the Illinois State Police crime lab, where results confirmed it was meth. Lacy said it weighed 55 grams.

Lacy credited the conviction to the work of drug-enforcement agents and Assistant State's Attorney Aadam Alikhan.

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