Southbridge man arrested on federal drug charges

Williams charged in connection with distributing methamphetamine

BOSTON โ€” A Southbridge man was arrested on Tuesday, March 9, and charged in connection with distributing methamphetamine.

Christopher Williams, 33, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of distribution of methamphetamine. Following an initial appearance before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge David H. Hennessy, Williams was detained pending a detention hearing set for March 11, 2021.

According to the complaint, on two separate occasions in January 2021, Williams sold multiple ounces of methamphetamine to an undercover officer for $4,500 in Southbridge. 

The charge of distribution of methamphetamine provides for a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, at least three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $1 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Boston Field Division; Joseph W. Cronin, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in Boston; and Southbridge Police Chief Shane Woodson made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Danial Bennett of Mendellโ€™s Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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