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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Pierre Couple Sentenced on Fentanyl Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pierre, South Dakota, couple convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance were sentenced on October 8, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Jacob Seibel, age 36, was sentenced to 13 months in federal prison, followed by 4 years of supervised release, a fine in the amount of $1,000, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Christa Seibel, age 22, was sentenced to 4 months in federal prison, 4 months of home confinement, 3 years of supervised release, a fine in the amount of $1,000, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Jacob and Christa were indicted by a federal grand jury on March 12, 2019.  Jacob pled guilty on July 22, 2019. Christa pled guilty on July 31, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from a conspiracy that occurred between September 1, 2018, and September 5, 2018, wherein Jacob and Christa knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance.  The fentanyl distribution resulted in an individual using the fentanyl and needing emergency medical care, including two doses of Narcan.

This case was investigated by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Pierre Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Both defendants were immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated October 10, 2019