10 people in connection with alleged marijuana conspiracy indicted

Posted Online: Jan. 25, 2013, 8:04 pm
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By Rachel Warmke, rwarmke@qconline.com
Ten people, many of whom officials say are related, have been indicted on several federal drug charges in connection with an alleged long-term marijuana conspiracy in Rock Island County.

Aaron Michael Lannoo, 33, of Moline; Janet E. Lannoo, 60, of Moline; Todd Richard Brown, 33; Dylan J. Kenney; David Scott Herkert; Dawn Serres; Cora Swanson; Shawn Clifford Wulgaert; and Daniel J .Olds are all accused of intending to distribute at least 100 kilograms of marijuana during a two-year conspiracy beginning in 2010. Ages and addresses were not available for all individuals involved.

Mr. Lannoo, Mr. Brown and Kelly Densberger also are accused of selling at least 10 grams of LSD, according to an indictment filed in November in the Rock Island branch of the U.S. District Court for Central Illinois. Ms. Lannoo, Ms. Serres and Ms. Swanson also are charged with lying to DEA agents.

Ms. Serres and Mr.Lannoo also face two counts of money laundering, which records claim took place at a Moline property.The residence was seized by the federal government, along with $37,000, at the time of the October indictment.

"Money laundering is a commonality among individuals who distribute large amounts of illegal narcotics," said Kevin Winslow, director of the Quad City Metropolitan Enforcement Group.

He said when people choose to traffic in narcotics, they often find a specific location to store their "ill-gotten revenue."

The investigation, conducted by QCMEG and members of the Moline Police Department, is ongoing and more arrests are expected to be made.


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