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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1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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