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Large Bloomington meth case ends in guilty plea

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BLOOMINGTON — A Marquette Heights man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to drug charges related to what has been described as one of the largest methamphetamine cases in Bloomington's history.

Jeremy Cagle, 41, pleaded guilty to distribution of meth and possession with intent to distribute the drug. McLean County charges were dismissed against Cagle in September after he was indicted on federal charges in U.S. District Court in Peoria.

Cagle faces 10 years to life in prison for possession and five to 40 years for distribution of meth when he is sentenced July 2.

Cagle and Charles Guilliams, 25, of Bloomington were arrested in August by Bloomington police in Carlock following what authorities said was Cagle's sale of meth to a confidential police source. 

Police seized about 12 ounces of the drug, which had an estimated street value of $27,000, and 26 amphetamine pills, according to prosecutors. 

Guilliams pleaded guilty in October to possession of less than 5 grams of meth and was sentenced to 30 months on probation.

Photos: 2018-19 McLean County jail mugshots


Contact Edith Brady-Lunny at (309) 820-3276. Follow her on Twitter: @pg_blunny


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