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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thirteen Individuals With Motorcycle Gang Connections Sentenced In Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that thirteen individuals were sentenced in connection with a cocaine and methamphetamine drug trafficking conspiracy in multiple counties within the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  

 

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, the individuals, some of whom were members of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gang the Pagan’s Motorcycle Club and affiliated gangs, sold methamphetamine and cocaine hydrochloride, Schedule II controlled substances, between December 2014 and April 2016 in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, York, Northumberland, Perry and Snyder Counties. 

 

 

Name

Age

City

Sentence Date

Sentence

Arthur Houze

49

Harrisburg

September 27, 2017

151 months’ imprisonment

Michael Herman

49

Harrisburg

January 3, 2018

120 months’ imprisonment

Scott Ohler

50

Harrisburg

September 28, 2017

110 months’ imprisonment

Michael Finsterbush

50

Lemoyne

January 11, 2017

100 months’ imprisonment

Joseph Newton

47

Selinsgrove

January 30, 2017

96 months’ imprisonment

Phillip Bennett

43

Elizabethtown

May 11, 2017

70 months’ imprisonment

Timothy Watson

42

Lemoyne

August 17, 2017

70 months’ imprisonment

Eric West

29

Shermans Dale

August 3, 2017

70 months’ imprisonment

Justin Spiegle

41

Liverpool

May 11, 2017

60 months’ imprisonment

John Nace

41

York

December 7, 2016

48 months’ imprisonment

Douglas Lesniak

46

Steelton

May 19, 2017

30 months’ imprisonment

Michael Sanders

43

Selinsgrove

April 12, 2017

25 months’ imprisonment

Marcie Herman

47

Harrisburg

April 20, 2017

6 months’ imprisonment and 6 months in-home detention

 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Pennsylvania State Police.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Chelsea Schinnour prosecuted the case. 

This case was brought pursuant to the FBI’s Capital City Safe Streets Gang Task Force initiative.   The initiative is designed to reduce gang-related violent crimes through a comprehensive, FBI led law enforcement approach utilizing state of the art investigative efforts to detect, exploit, disrupt, dismantle, and interdict domestic and international gangs. 

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 4, 2018