One of two Pekin residents charged twice this summer in connection with large amounts of meth will serve a six-year prison term.
That was the lowest sentence Natasha Hoyle, 23, could have received through her plea agreement Monday. Her alleged partner could face decades more.
Hoyle cooperated with investigators after she and Clinton Bush, 43, were charged with Class X methamphetamine delivery following a raid at Bush’s residence at 1513 S. Eighth St. last June. Police found 26 grams of the drug and more than $1,550 in cash in the bust.
An informant told police that two days earlier he saw two gallon-size bags filled with meth in the house that Hoyle was packaging in baggies for street sales, a prosecutor’s court affidavit stated.
Within weeks after their arrests, both had posted $7,500 cash bails for their release. In late August, both were jailed again on new meth delivery charges.
In exchange for Hoyle’s guilty plea stemming from the June raid, a prosecutor dismissed both her latest charge and another meth possession charge filed last March. She must serve at least 75 percent of her sentence.
Bush is scheduled for trial next Monday on the meth delivery charge filed in June, punishable by up to 30 years in prison. He was sentenced to 10 years for a meth delivery conviction in 2009.