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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, March 30, 2019

Pierre Residents Indicted on Fentanyl Charges

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that three Pierre, South Dakota, individuals have been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

Jacob Seibel, age 25, Christa Seibel, age 22, and Darrell Hamann, age 25, were indicted on March 12, 2019.  Jacob Seibel and Christa Seibel appeared on March 18, 2019, and Hamann appeared on March 22, 2019, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.  All three pled not guilty to the Indictments.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in prison and/or a $1,000,000 fine, at least 3 years, up to life, of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund for each Count.    

The Indictments allege that between September 1, 2018, and September 5, 2018, Jacob Seibel, Christa Seibel and Hamann knowingly and intentionally conspired with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance, in South Dakota. 

The charges are merely accusations and Jacob Seibel, Christa Seibel and Hamann are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

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

All three defendants were released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated March 30, 2019