Indictment: Pair sold heroin, customer beaten

Man, woman arrested in Beloit on Thursday
Indictment: Pair sold heroin, customer beaten

A Beloit man and woman face federal charges after being arrested for distributing heroin.

A grand jury indicted Charles A. Evans, 40, and Tiana L. Williams, 24, with participating in a conspiracy to possess and distribute heroin from May to September. They were arrested in Beloit on Thursday.

The indictment states that Evans and Williams stored heroin in Williams’ home in Beloit and distributed heroin to drug customers in the Beloit area. Evans and Williams sometimes allowed customers to buy heroin on credit, and Evans used violence and the threat of violence to get payments, according to the indictment.

One customer suffered a broken jaw during an assault, according to prosecutors.

Evans is charged with four counts and Williams with two counts of distributing heroin, and both are charged with using a home for distributing heroin.

If convicted of the conspiracy charge, Evans faces five to 40 years in prison. Williams faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on the conspiracy charge. Each distribution count, and the maintaining a drug house count, carries a maximum penalty of 20 years.