Two Harrisburg Men Indicted For Drug Trafficking

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HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Steven Seibert, age 42, and Dennis Banegas, age 46, both of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, were indicted on April 28, 2022, by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. 

According to U.S. Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment charges Seibert and Banegas with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine between October 2018 and January 2019, and attempted possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on January 7, 2019, in Dauphin County.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Pennsylvania State Police.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Christian T. Haugsby is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, Seibert and Banegas face a maximum penalty of up to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $10,000,000, and a term of supervised release of up to life.  A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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