Thursday, August 19, 2021

Grand jury indicts 4 individuals on gun and drug charges

 ST. LOUIS – On August 11, 2021, a federal grand jury indicted Rebecca Hanks, 46, Zachary Siebert, 19, Amelia Siebert, 23, and Richard Frazier, 23, for drug and gun-related offenses that allegedly occurred in Lincoln County, Missouri.  All 4 defendants have subsequently been arrested on this indictment. 

The defendants are charged with the drug trafficking crime of conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute marijuana.  Each defendant is also charged with possessing a firearm in furtherance of the above drug trafficking crime.  In addition to those charges, Rebecca Hanks is charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of maintaining a drug house located in Lincoln County, Missouri.

The charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime is punishable by a term of imprisonment of no less than 5 years and no more than life in the United States Bureau of Prisons. According to the relevant federal statute, this sentence must run consecutively to any other sentence imposed.          

The charges set forth in this indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty. 

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are investigating this case.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Geoffrey S. Ogden.

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