CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Kewanee man entered a guilty plea to felony drug charges in federal court.
David Paul Wood entered a plea of guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. He appeared before U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel on Friday.
Wood now faces a maximum of 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine with the court imposing a period of at least three years supervised release. Sentencing is set for Sept. 26 in Cape Girardeau.
With his plea, Wood admitted that on Nov. 10, 2004, he was stopped by a Miner Police officer for speeding. Prior to the stop, the officer observed Wood throw an object out of the car window. The object was found to be a false-
bottomed aerosol can containing 14 grams of methamphetamine plus a number of small plastic bags. Wood admitted to officers that he had been dealing in methamphetamine for three to four months.
Also Wood agreed to forfeit his interest in $5,206 in cash and automobile which were acquired by him through drug trafficking and seized by authorities at the time of the stop.