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Leesburg men nabbed after high-speed chase indicted on methamphetamine charges

A federal grand jury has returned of an indictment charging two Leesburg men with possession of 500 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Kenneth Wayne Pea Jr. and Travis Ramone Williams
Kenneth Wayne Pea Jr. and Travis Ramone Williams

The indictment was announced recently against 39-year-old Kenneth Wayne Pea, Jr. and Travis Ramone Williams. Pea also is charged with distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. If convicted, both men face a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years and up to life in federal prison.

According to the indictment and other court documents, Pea sold approximately 2 ounces of methamphetamine to a confidential informant on March 31, 2021, at a business in Belleview. On April 14, officers attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Williams. After a high-speed chase, both men fled from the vehicle on foot and discarded three bags containing 2 pounds of methamphetamine along with scales, baggies and several bags of cocaine and heroin, a report states.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration Gainesville Resident Office and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. It will be prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.

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