Pleasant Prairie man charged in federal drug indictment

PLEASANT PRAIRIE -- A 49-year-old Pleasant Prairie man is one of ten individuals charged in a federal drug indictment with conspiracy to manufacture, possess with the intent to distribute, and conspiracy to laundering drug trafficking proceeds.

According to the indictment, the drug trafficking and money laundering activities took place from 2006 until late September 2011.

49-year-old David Goracio faces two counts in the indictment.

If convicted of the conspiracy charge (count one), each defendant could face up to 40 years in prison, and a fine of up to $5 million. If convicted of the conspiracy charge (count two), each defendant could face 20 years in prison, and up to $500,000 in fines.

This investigation was conducted by the DEA, Milwaukee HIDTA Intelligence Support Center, Kenosha Drug Operations Group, Barrington Police Department, Des Plaines Police Department, Naperville Police Department and the Lake County Metropolitan Enforcement Group.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel Sanders.