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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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