A Pekin man will serve a 20-year federal prison term for his role in a conspiracy to sell a powerful form of meth in Tazewell County and Peoria last year.
Timothy Wood, 41, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Peoria as the first of three Pekin residents who have pleaded guilty in the case.
They include Wade Bonk, 40, and Darcy Kampas, 41. Kampas will be sentenced on Nov. 1, a day prior to Bonk’s sentencing.
Bonk faces at least 13 years in the federal conspiracy case but could be incarcerated for decades longer. He’s logged 41 criminal convictions over about 20 years and was the meth conspiracy’s leader.
Bonk also was sentenced in Tazewell County Circuit Court last month to 15 years in prison with his guilty pleas to several charges that pre-dated his federal conspiracy indictment last December, including one of possessing meth in his car last September.
It’s not yet known whether he’ll serve that term concurrently or in addition to his federal sentence. He’ll serve at least 85 percent of the latter term.
From May through mid-September last year, the three defendants purchased “ice meth,” a highly pure form of manufactured methamphetamine, from suppliers in Iowa and northern Illinois, according to the federal charge.
Bonk supplied most of the money for the purchases, then used a network of dealers to sell it. Wood and Kampas prepared the meth for sale in the home they shared with Kampas’ two children.
The conspiracy ended when Pekin police stopped Bonk’s car and found him possessing meth and a ledger detailing his business with his dealers, a federal prosecutor said at his plea hearing.
Kampas is also scheduled to stand trial Sept. 10 in an unrelated Class X meth distribution case in Peoria County Circuit Court.