Heroin Dealer Sentenced in U.S. District Court

 A Chicagoland area man who was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute heroin by a federal jury in February learned his fate earlier this week. Antwon Williams, 46, of Richton Park, Ill. was sentenced to 20.5 years in prison and four years of supervised release.

Court documents indicate that between 2009 and October of 2014 Willis took part in the distribution of more than 100 grams of heroin throughout northern Indiana and elsewhere. He mainly used intermediaries to distribute the drug in LaPorte County, according to the court file, as well as in Hammond and Eastern Illinois.

During the sentencing hearing, the judge found Willis was responsible for distributing at least 18 kilograms of heroin. The conspiracy involved locations in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Indiana, according to court records. Willis’ arrest was a result of an investigation by the DEA, Michigan City and Portage Police Departments.