Feds indict Hummelstown man on federal firearms charge

Devonte Betts, 20, of Hummelstown is indicted by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg. Betts is charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking and two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance.

The United States Attorney said the charges are the result of allegations that Betts was in the vicinity of 13th and Market Streets on June 6 in possession of two firearms, as well as heroin and crack cocaine.

If convicted Betts faces a minimum sentence of five years to a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted. Federal agencies investigated the case as part of the ongoing cooperative effort to combat violent crime in Harrisburg.