Clarinda man among more than 2 dozen people indicted on drug & money charges


March 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri says a Clarinda man was among 30 people who were indicted and charged by a federal grand jury, in connection with the distribution of methamphetamine in Northwest Missouri, Northeast Kansas, Southeast Missouri and Southern Iowa. 34-year-old Joshua Duane Dockweiler, of Clarinda, is among the suspects.

Dockweiler, and the 29 other people, most of whom were from St. Joseph, MO, allegedly trafficked more than 15 kilograms of methamphetamine, with a street value of more than $1 million dollars from January 1st, 2009, to March 14th of this year.  All of the suspects face charges of conspiracy to distribute and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Some of the defendants also face additional charges that included firearms possession and possession and delivery of methamphetamine. In addition, each the suspects allegedly participated in a money-laundering conspiracy over the same time frame, by conducting financial transactions that involved the unlawful proceeds of the drug-trafficking conspiracy.