Marion County Charges Dismissed After Centralia Man Pleads Guilty to Related Federal Charges

Marion County Charges Dismissed After Centralia Man Pleads Guilty to Related Federal Charges

MARION COUNTY — Charges against a 26-year-old Centralia man were dismissed in Marion County Court Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to related charges in federal court earlier in the day.

Montia Ewing was facing two Class X felonies in Marion County– one for the intent to deliver between 100 and 400 grams of cocaine and one for the delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of fentanyl.

Ewing was also charged with Class 1 felony possession of between 100 and 400 grams of cocaine, Class 2 felony delivery of narcotics, four Class 3 felonies for being a felon in possession of a firearm, and Class 4 felony possession of a controlled substance.

The 10 felonies stemmed from a January raid on his Perrine Street residence. He was later charged in federal court in a two-count federal indictment with possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance and possession of a firearm in the furtherance of a drug trafficking offense.

Ewing’s federal charges stem from the same January arrest when CPD officers, their high-risk team, and the high-risk team from three ILEAS regions executed the warrant.

Their search reportedly revealed a high-powered, semi-automatic rifle, an altered 12 Gage shotgun, a fully loaded drum magazine, 26.4 grams of suspected Fentanyl, 169 Grams of cocaine, 13 ecstasy pills as well as approximately $10,500.00 in cash.

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