Quincy man found guilty for meth distribution and possession, faces up to life in prison and $10 million fine

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Glenn Wooden | Photo courtesy of Adams County Jail

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Glenn Wooden, 39, of Quincy was found guilty on Feb. 23 by a federal jury of three counts of distributing methamphetamine and one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute it, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of Illinois.

During two days of trial before U.S. District Judge Colleen Lawless, the United States presented evidence establishing three controlled buys and a search of the defendant’s residence, leading to the seizure of the drugs that formed the basis of the fourth count. Besides law enforcement agents, a DEA laboratory scientist testified as to the purity and weight of the methamphetamine. In total, the methamphetamine weighed 327 grams.

Sentencing for Wooden has been scheduled for July 2 at the U.S. Courthouse in Springfield. Wooden faces a potential prison sentence of not less than 10 years and up to life in prison, not less than 5 years and up to life of supervised release and a maximum $10 million fine.

The Illinois State Police West Central Illinois Task Force, and Quincy Police Department investigated the case with assistance from Adams County States Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant United States Attorneys Matthew Z. Weir and Sarah E. Seberger represented the government at trial.

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