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10 in 4 states arrested in federal drug-trafficking probe

First row, from left: Stacy Kennedy, David Bopp, David Goracio. Second row, from left: Gary Dohogne, Adam Bopp, Antonio Erol Lopez-Lopez. Third row, from left: Rene Vega, Mark Bopp, Josh Bopp.

First row, from left: Stacy Kennedy, David Bopp, David Goracio. Second row, from left: Gary Dohogne, Adam Bopp, Antonio Erol Lopez-Lopez. Third row, from left: Rene Vega, Mark Bopp, Josh Bopp.

Ten people in four states – including a Barrington man, three of his sons and a daughter-in-law – have been charged indicted on federal drug-trafficking and money-laundering charges, authorities announced Tuesday.

Federal and local law-enforcement officials allege that the group – which they say also included a Wheaton man and a Palatine man — engaged in a conspiracy to manufacture, possess and distribute narcotics and launder the proceeds, and that the drug ring was in operation from 2006 until late 2011.

Among those indicted on the drug-trafficking and money-laundering charges, according to federal prosecutors in Milwaukee, were: Mark A. Bopp, 53, of Barrington; his sons David Bopp, 25, of Weott, Cal., Adam Bopp, 23, of Barrington, and Joshua Bopp, 32, of Kilauea, Hawaii; Joshua Bopp’s wife Stacy Kennedy, 29; Rene Vega, 27, of Palatine; and David Goracio, 49, of Pleasant Prairie, Wis. Each was charged in Wisconsin federal court with conspiracy to manufacture and possess drugs with intent to distribute and conspiracy to launder drug trafficking proceeds, police said.

Charged with conspiracy to manufacture and possess drugs with intent to distribute, authorities said, were Gary Dohogne, 28, of Wheaton; Antonio Erol Lopez-Lopez, 28, of Weott, Cal.; and Matthew A. Pettey, 33, of McPherson, Kan. Pettey is at large and considered a fugitive, police said.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Milwaukee conducted the probe along with local police departments including Des Plaines, Naperville, Barrington and Lake County.

Barrington police said they helped investigators in an August 2011 search of Mark Bopp’s house on West Lincoln Avenue where investigators seized $710,000 cash and records of properties and assets.

The U.S. Attorney has filed for forfeiture of two vehicles and properties in Pleasant Prairie and Barrington, and six properties in California.

Police said a David Bopp had been wanted on an outstanding Lake County warrant since 2005 for drug possession with the intent to deliver, battery and mob action.

Adam Bopp is a registered child sex offender, police said. He was in jail on charges related to offenses discovered during the August search of his residence on Lincoln Avenue, police said.

Another Barrington property belonging to the Bopp family on the 200 block of Washington Street was the site of arrests and the confiscation of

16 pounds of marijuana and marijuana manufacturing and distribution equipment in April 2010, when police found an indoor growing operation, authorities said.

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