Beloit woman sentenced for conspiring to intimidate witness in connection to heroin investigation

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A U.S. district court judge sentenced a Beloit woman to two years in federal prison for conspiring to intimidate a witness in connection with a federal heroin investigation Thursday, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Tiana Williams, 25, pleaded guilty to the charge in March, admitting she was involved with Charles Evans in a conspiracy to distribute heroin. She was sentenced as though she had been convicted of drug conspiracy.

Evans was the subject of a federal grand jury investigation when he assaulted a drug customer after the customer failed to pay Evans for heroin in August of last year, according to the release. Evans was taken into state custody on a probation violation and while in jail, directed Williams to persuade the victim to change his testimony.

The release said Williams drove to the victim’s home and attempted to convince him to change his testimony.

Evans pleaded guilty in March to distributing heroin and was sentenced in May to 12 years in federal prison.