Former Memphis Tiger Shawne Williams indicted, arrested on drug charges
He was waived by the NBA's New Jersey Nets today
Former Memphis Tigers basketball player Shawne Williams, who was waived by the NBA's New Jersey Nets today, was indicted by a Shelby County Grand Jury on Tuesday on eight drug charges.
- By Hank Dudding
- Posted January 15, 2010 at 4:25 p.m. , updated January 15, 2010 at 4:46 p.m.
According to the Shelby County District Attorney's office, Williams was indicted on four counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture/deliver/sell, and four counts of conspiracy to manufacture/deliver/sell a controlled substance, a codeine-based syrup. Both are considered Class E felonies and carry standard sentences of 1-2 years, if convicted.
Williams turned himself into authorities and was booked today into the Shelby County Jail. His bond has been set at $16,000. He is one of 24 defendants indicted following the Memphis Police Department's "Operation: Lockdown" investigation.
Williams' case is assigned to Criminal Court Division 10, but no arraignment date has been scheduled.
A native of Memphis, Williams played with the University of Memphis in the 2005-06 season, then declared for the NBA draft. Williams was selected by Indiana. With the Tigers, he was named to numerous freshman All-America teams