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Peoria Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Trafficking Meth

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Central District of Illinois

PEORIA, Ill. – David A. Dodd, 45, of Peoria, Ill., has been ordered to serve 15 years in prison for possession of “ice” methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. At sentencing, on Nov. 20, Senior U.S. District Judge Joe Billy McDade further ordered that Dodd remain on supervised release for 10 years following his release from incarceration.  

Dodd pleaded guilty on July 17, 2019. According to court documents, on Dec. 21, 2018, agents with the Pekin Police Department and Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant on Dodd and his truck as he drove into Tazewell County on I-155 northbound. Officers recovered approximately five ounces of 100% pure ice methamphetamine from his truck at that time. Dodd admitted to agents that he had been trafficking meth from the St. Louis area for several months and selling it in the Pekin area. Additional methamphetamine and approximately $2600 in cash was found in Dodd’s apartment and seized by law enforcement.

According to public records, Dodd has a 2011 conviction for methamphetamine manufacturing in White County, Illinois, for which he served 10 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, and four additional drug-related felonies from White County. 

Dodd has remained in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service since his arrest on these charges on Dec. 22, 2018. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Katherine Legge prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Pekin Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Updated November 22, 2019

Drug Trafficking