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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Granite City Man Sentenced For Distributing Methamphetamine

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today that on April 14, 2015, Louis R. Dochwat, 38, of Granite City, IL, has been sentenced to 188 months in federal prison for Distribution of Methamphetamine and Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine. Upon release from prison, Dochwat will also be required to complete a term of 3 years on supervised release.

At his change of plea hearing in December, Dochwat admitted selling methamphetamine to a DEA informant in Granite City on three separate occasions in 2013 and 2014. In total, Dochwat sold approximately three quarters of an ounce of methamphetamine for $2,000.00.

Because of his substantial criminal record, Dochwat was sentenced as a "career offender." Dochwat has been continuously confined in federal custody since his arrest in October, 2014.

The investigation which resulted in Dochwat’s arrest and conviction was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.

Updated April 15, 2015