Williamson County State’s Attorney employee arrested on drug charges

WILLIAMSON COUNTY — An employee of the Williamson County State’s Attorney’s Office has stepped down following his Tuesday arrest for alleged delivery of cannabis.

According to the state’s attorney’s office, the 22-year-old Darien Daniel of Marion was a grant-funded employee, and resigned from his position on Wednesday.

Daniel lists his position with the county as a victim/witness coordinator.

He was arrested by the Southern Illinois Enforcement group, according to the office. He was released from the Williamson County Jail after posting $1,000 bond and formal charges were filed Wednesday in Williamson County Court.

Daniel is charged in a felony case with three counts – one for selling less than 10 grams of cannabis, two for selling more than 10 grams of cannabis.

The Hamilton County State’s Attorney’s Office has been appointed as a special prosecutor on the case.