Drug trafficker sentenced to federal prison

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A drug trafficker caught selling heroin in Chambersburg three years ago has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

Local charges were dismissed against Daquan Seabrook, 25, of New York so he could be charged in federal court.

Chief United States District Court Judge John E. Jones III, sentenced him this week to 10 years in federal prison for drug trafficking. The prison sentence will be followed by five years of supervised release

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Seabrook pleaded guilty to possession with
intent to distribute 100 grams and more of heroin in October 2017, in Chambersburg, Franklin
County.

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One hundred grams of heroin is equivalent to approximately 4,000 individual doses of
heroin.

Jones also ordered Seabrook to forfeit $15,000 of cash seized at the time of
his arrest.

The case was investigated by the Franklin County Drug Task Force and the Harrisburg
Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney James T. Clancy
prosecuted the case.

Investigation started here

Franklin County District Attorney Matt Fogal said the investigation was initially conducted by the Franklin County Drug Force. Although a news release from the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania said Seabrook was from Chambersburg, Fogal said he was from New York. Illegal drugs are often brought into the county from New York, New Jersey and Baltimore. Drug traffickers busted over the years by the task force lived in New York and made regular runs to sell drugs here on weekends.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all
levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make
neighborhoods safer for everyone.

The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals; directing all US Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

This case was brought as part of a district wide initiative to combat the nationwide heroin epidemic.

Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the Heroin Initiative targets heroin traffickers operating in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. It is part of a coordinated effort by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit heroin-related offenses.


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