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Press Release

Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 156 Months in Federal Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Washington

Spokane – Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Jacob Alan Seiger, age 24, of Yakima, Washington, was sentenced today for distribution of heroin. United States District Court Judge Thomas O. Rice sentenced Seiger to a 156 month term of imprisonment, to be followed by a three year term of court supervision upon release from Federal prison.

According to information presented during the court proceedings, Seiger sold heroin to multiple individuals during 2013 and early 2014. In February 2014, an individual obtained heroin from Seiger and shortly thereafter died of a heroin overdose. In May, 2014, Seiger was charged by indictment with conspiracy to distribute heroin, three counts of distribution of heroin, and one count of distribution of heroin resulting in death, among other offenses. On November 12, 2014, Seiger pled guilty to distribution of heroin.

Michael C. Ormsby said, "The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington is committed to protecting the community from the harm caused by heroin, one of the most dangerous and addictive Schedule I controlled substances. In recognition of the insidious effects that heroin and other opioids cause and the pressing need to address this growing problem, my office is co-sponsoring a multi-disciplinary Opioid Summit on May 5th in Ellensburg, Washington."

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of the Yakima Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Benjamin D. Seal, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

Updated April 29, 2015

Press Release Number: 1:14-CR-2044-TOR