Galesburg Man, Forest “Woody” Norville Convicted of Possession with Intent to Distribute Nearly a Quarter Pound of Pure Methamphetamine
ROCK ISLAND, IS (STL.News) A federal jury deliberated for less than one hour before returning its guilty verdict late Tuesday evening, March 30, 2021, against Forest “Woody” Norville, 47, of Galesburg, Ill., for possession with intent to deliver at least 50 grams of methamphetamine. Sentencing for Norville has been scheduled on Aug. 10, 2021, at the U.S. Courthouse in Davenport, Iowa.
Over one day of testimony, the government presented evidence to establish that Norville was arrested and searched following a traffic stop on April 17, 2019, at approximately 1:00 a.m., when he was driving a motorized bicycle at night, without a license or lights. During the search, Galesburg police found Norville had two cellular phones, a digital scale with residue, a prescription bottle containing suspected hydrocodone, and five small empty baggies. Further, based on their search, members of the Galesburg Police Department believed Norville had concealed drugs down his pants. A subsequent search at the Knox County Jail by a Knox County Sheriff’s deputy found Norville possessed two bags of ice methamphetamine including one vacuum-sealed and the other that appeared previously sealed but opened.