Feds indict Steelton man on heroin, firearms charge

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HARRISBURG, Pa. –  Johnnie Spriggs, age 29, of Steelton, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg for Conspiracy to Possess and Possession with the Intent to Distribute Heroin, Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking, and Possession of a Firearm by a Felon.

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, the indictment alleges that on November 12, 2015, a Rossie Arms, .357 caliber Magnum revolver handgun and over 100 grams of heroin were found in Spriggs’ Steelton residence. One hundred grams of heroin is the equivalent of approximately 4,000 individual doses of heroin.

If convicted, Spriggs faces a possible life sentence, a term of supervised released following imprisonment and a fine.

The case was investigated by the Steelton Borough Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Ford is prosecuting the case.


Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.