Four people face lengthy prison terms if they’re convicted in two unrelated cases of possessing large amounts of meth and cocaine for sale in Pekin.
In the larger case, an informant told police that last week he saw two gallon-size bags of methamphetamine in the home of Clinton Bush, 43, that a visitor, Natasha Hoyle, 23, was packaging for sales.
The residence at 1513 S. Eighth St. was a known meth sales location, and the two had recently been found possessing 100 grams of the drug, a prosecutor’s court affidavit stated.
Bush and Hoyle, also of Pekin, were charged Thursday with possessing meth with intent to deliver, a Class X felony carrying up to 30 years in prison.
A search of Bush’s home this week revealed about 26 grams of meth, other items related to drug sales, and $1,520 in cash. Hoyle acknowledged she owned some of the discovered meth, the affidavit stated.
She and Bush remained in custody Friday on $75,000 bond each pending their arraignments on July 26.
In the second case, a Tazewell County grand jury on Thursday indicted Clifford Tompkins, 38, and Katrina Linwood, 27, both of Peoria, for their alleged possession of about 31 grams of cocaine.
Tompkins was charged with possessing the drug with intent to deliver, also a Class X felony, and Linwood faces up to 15 years in prison for cocaine possession.
A Pekin police officer stopped a car containing the two for traffic violations on June 3. Linwood was found possessing a baggie with about 26 grams of cocaine that she said Tompkins gave her to hide as the officer stopped the car, a court affidavit stated.
Another four grams in a bag were also found in the car, along with $1,214 in Tompkins’ pocket, the affidavit stated.
Tompkins and Linwood are free on $35,000 and $5,000 bonds, respectively, pending their arraignments on July 11.