Peoria man sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison for meth possession with intent to distribute
PEORIA (25 NEWS) - A Peoria man was sentenced Thursday, January 4, to 15 years and 10 months in prison, along with eight years of supervised release, for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.
At the sentencing hearing for Dustin R. Test, 39, of the 1900 block of South Stanley Street, the judge stated that Test had a troubled upbringing and noted he was in foster care for part of his childhood. The judge also considered Test’s criminal history, which included several convictions for aggravated battery, forgery, and residential burglary.
According to a DOJ release, the government explained that Test’s offense conduct included Test working with other drug associates to purchase and resell large amounts of ice methamphetamine.
At the height of his drug trafficking, Test and an associate purchased three pounds of ice methamphetamine.
Test was indicted in September 2020 and pleaded guilty in July 2021.
The statutory penalties for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine for a person with prior felony convictions are not less than ten years and up to forty years of imprisonment, an 8-year to life term of supervised release, and an up to $8 million dollar fine.
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