Centralia man third to plead guilty in federal drug sweep

EAST ST. LOUIS — A 50-year-old Centralia man has pleaded guilty in federal court to multiple meth-related charges included in a November 2014 Grand Jury indictment against him.

Destry Wood (Source: MCSO)
Destry Wood
(Source: MCSO)

Destry Wood pleaded guilty Tuesday to Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Methamphetamine and Possession of Pseudoephedrine with the Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine.

The offenses took place in Marion, Clinton and St. Clair counties.

The Conspiracy charge carries a penalty of between 5 and 40 years in federal prison and up to a $5 million fine.

The Possession of Pseudoephedrine charge carries a penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison and up to a $250,000 fine.

Wood was originally charged in a 15-count indictment and was part of a drug sweep through Marion County in early January that resulted in the arrests of 18 people.

Wood is the third person included in that federal operation who has pleaded guilty t.his week. Wood is scheduled for a Sept. 2, sentencing.

Information that led to the charges againsts Wood was obtained in a joint investigation conducted by the FBI, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, assisted by the Illinois State Police Meth Response Team, the Centralia Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the Mt. Vernon Police Department.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kit Morrisey