A Galesburg man has been sentenced to 9 years in prison after having plead guilty to meth related charges in October of 2022. According to information provided by the Department of Justice, 61 year old Daniel Villareal Jr. of Galesburg received multiple deliveries of Methamphetamine at a residence in Galesburg which he then distributed in and around the Galesburg area. On the date Villarreal was arrested, police located approximately 13 pounds of methamphetamine in his apartment. Following his arrest, Villareal pleaded guilty to charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver. Villareal was arrested in January of 2022 and has been behind bars since. In federal court on Wednesday, Villareal Jr. received a sentence of 108 months in prison.
The Galesburg Police Department; Knox County Sheriff’s Office; Macomb Police Department; and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Springfield Field Office, investigated this case, with the assistance of the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Mehochko represented the government in the prosecution.