EAST ST. LOUIS — A Granite City man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 1/2 years in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
In a press release Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton said Louis R. Dochwat, 38, of Granite City, also will be required to complete a term of three years on supervised release.
At his change of plea hearing in December, Dochwat admitted selling methamphetamine to a Drug Enforcement Administration informant in Granite City three times in 2013 and 2014. Dochwat sold approximately three quarters of an ounce of methamphetamine for $2,000.
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 U.S. Attorney Robert L. Garrison.