Beloit man sentenced to federal prison on cocaine charge

28-year-old has 3 other felony convictions, officials say
Beloit man sentenced to federal prison on cocaine charge

A Beloit man was sentenced to federal prison for possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it, according to a release.

William Ellis, 28, was sentenced to 72 months for the charge, which he pleaded guilty to on Sept. 24, officials said.

Ellis was arrested on May 10 after the car he was riding in was stopped by police because the driver did not have a valid license, according to the release. Ellis was searched at the Rock County Jail and deputies found approximately 30 grams of crack cocaine hidden in his pants.

Ellis’ conviction in this case was his fourth felony and his third conviction involving narcotics, officials said.