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Centralia Man Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine Charges

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

Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Destry Wood, 50, of Centralia, Illinois, pled guilty on May 19, 2015, to Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession of Pseudoephedrine with the Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine as charged against him in an indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury in November 2014. The offenses took place in Marion, Clinton and St. Clair Counties.

The Conspiracy carries a penalty of not less than 5 years, and not more than 40 years in federal prison, up to a $5 million fine, and at least 4 years of supervised release. The charge of Possession of Pseudoephedrine with the Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release. Each charge carries a special assessment of $100. Sentencing is scheduled for September 2, 2015.

Information leading to the charges against Wood was obtained in an investigation conducted by the FBI, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, assisted by the Illinois State Police Methamphetamine Response Team, the Centralia Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the Mt. Vernon Police Department. The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Kit Morrissey.

Updated May 20, 2015