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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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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