Former Johnson City business owner Sean Williams is now being held without bond on a federal criminal charge at the Swain County, N.C. jail. Swain County Sheriff Curtis Cochran said Williams was transferred to Swain County Friday from neighboring Jackson County, where he had been arrested April 29 on drug charges. Williams, who had been due in Jackson County Court Monday, was being held on $1 million bond after a Western Carolina University police officer allegedly found more than 12 ounces of cocaine and 14 ounces of methamphetamine during a search of his vehicle. Williams’ Jackson County case has been rescheduled for May 23rd, 2023.
An Eastern District of Tennessee official said the court could not provide any confirmation about a sealed indictment or any pending federal court appearances for Williams. Williams was wanted for more than a year on a federal ammunition charge, stemming from a 2020 investigation by the Johnson City Police Department (JCPD) that was opened after a woman fell five stories from the window of his East Main Street business.