Granite City man gets 15 years for meth conviction

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A Granite City man will spend 15 years and six months in prison after his conviction on charges that he sold methamphetamine to an undercover federal agent, according to an announcement Tuesday by United State’s Attorney for Southern Illinois Stephen Wigginton.

Louis R. Dochwat, 38, sold meth to an undercover Drug Enforcement Agency agent three different times in 2013 and 2014. In all, he sold three-quarters of an ounce of the drug for $2,000. He was arrested in October 2014 and has been in federal custody since then.

Dochwat also must complete a three-year probation term once he’s released from prison.