CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Kewanee man was sentenced to seven years in a federal prison on felony drug charges.
David Paul Wood was sentenced to 87 months in prison on one felony county of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Upon release from prison, he will be placed on three years supervised release. Wood was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel.
With his plea, Wood admitted that on Nov. 10, 2004, he was stopped by a Miner police officer for speeding. Prior to stopping, the officer observed Wood throw an object out of the car. The object was recovered and found to be a false-bottomed aerosol can containing 14 grams of methamphetamine plus a small number of plastic bags.
Wood admitted to officers he had been dealing in methamphetamine for three to four months.
Also Wood forfeited his interested in $5,206 in cash and a 1995 Ford Thunderbird which were acquired through his drug trafficking and seized at the time of the stop.