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Just hours after he was waived by the Nets, Shawne Williams was indicted on drug charges in his hometown of Memphis, the Commercial Appeal reports.

The 23-year-old forward, who hasn’t played in an NBA game since November of 2007, was indicted on eight charges.

According to the Shelby County District Attorney’s office, Williams was indicted on four counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture/deliver/sell, and four counts of conspiracy to manufacture/deliver/sell a controlled substance, a codeine-based syrup. Both are considered Class E felonies and carry standard sentences of 1-2 years, if convicted. According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Williams had been one of 24 defendants targeted for a long time by the Memphis Police Department as part of its “Operation: Lockdown” investigation.

Williams turned himself into authorities and was booked Friday into the Shelby County Jail. His bond has been set at $16,000. He is one of 24 defendants indicted following the Memphis Police Department’s “Operation: Lockdown” investigation.

No arraignment date has been scheduled.

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