Centralia man pleads guilty in warrant sweep case

MARION COUNTY — A 31-year-old Centralia man was sentenced Wednesday in Marion County Court to the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to one of six charges against him stemming from an eight-month Centralia police operation investigating the sale of drugs in the community.

Jacob Williamson
(Source: IDOC)

Jacob Williamson was sentenced to 3-years in prison on a Class 2 felony charge of possessing with the intent to distribute narcotics.

Five additional counts of the same offense were dismissed per the plea agreement, as was a Class 1 felony charge of possessing between 15 and 100 grams of meth, and two counts Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance in a separate case.

Williamson is already serving a 2-year prison sentence on an earlier conviction for driving while license suspended or revoked. Wednesday’s sentence will run concurrent to the earlier sentence.

In addition to his prison term, he will have to serve 2-years mandatory supervised release when he completes his prison sentence, and will have to pay court costs.