Two from Centralia Plead Guilty to Drug Conspiracy
Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that Daniel L. Gazdik, 51, and Sara Rose Davis, 34, of Centralia, Illinois, pled guilty in federal district court yesterday to Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute Methamphetamine as charged against them in an indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury in December 2014. Gazdik also pled guilty to two counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine and another count of Possession of Pseudoephedrine with the Intent to Manufacture Methamphetamine. The offenses took place in Marion and Clinton Counties.
The Conspiracy carries a penalty of not less than five years, up to 40 years in federal prison, up to a $5 million fine, and at least four years of supervised release. Each charge of Distribution of Methamphetamine carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, up to a $1 million fine, and not less than three 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 three years of supervised release. Each charge carries a special assessment of $100. Sentencing is scheduled for September 4, 2015, for Gazdik and August 28, 2015, for Davis.
Information leading to the charges against Gazdik and Davis 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.