Pair from Centralia pleads guilty to drug conspiracy

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EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KPLR) – One of the biggest offenders in a recent meth ring bust in Marion and Clinton counties pleaded guilty on federal drug conspiracy charges, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said.

A federal grand jury indicted 51-year-old Daniel Gazdik and 34-year-old Sara Rose Davis in December 2014 for conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine. Gazdik was also charged with two counts of methamphetamine distribution and another count of possession pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture meth.

Both Gazdik and Davis admitted their involvement in the plot on Monday.

Gazdik will be sentenced on September 4; Davis on August 28.

Davis faces between five and 40 years in federal prison, a $5 million fine, and at least four years of supervised release, on the conspiracy charge.

Gazdik is looking at a combined 100 years in federal prison, up to $7.25 million in fines, and 13 years of supervised release, on all of his charges.