CENTRALIA — Meth-related charges against a 33-year-old Centralia man were dropped Wednesday morning in Clinton County Court after federal prosecutors indicted him in connection with the seizure of more than one pound of methamphetamine earlier this year.
Centralia police arrested Jacob Williamson in April after he sped away from an attempted traffic stop near the Fairview Shopping Center.
The vehicle pursuit ended at Fourth and Beech where Williamson reportedly exited the vehicle and fled on foot.
He was quickly apprehended but not before he allegedly threw a package containing one pound of meth into the backyard of a home.
Investigators ultimately found $6,000 cash and an additional 2.5 ounces of meth and packaging materials in the vehicle, along with a small amount of heroin.
Reports were ultimately forwarded to federal prosecutors who indicted Williamson earlier this month on one count possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
He’s scheduled to appear in federal court in Benton on September 8 for a pre-trial hearing, with a September 21 jury trial date tentatively scheduled.