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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Federal Inmate Gets 3 More Months In Prison For Possessing Marijuana

ERIE, Pa. - An inmate at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to 3 months in jail on his conviction for possession of contraband in prison, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Jason Cruz, 36. The sentence was imposed to run consecutively to the sentence Cruz is currently serving.

According to information presented to the court, on February 3, 2013, a visitor provided a quantity of marijuana to Jason Cruz, an inmate at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended Officers of the McKean Federal Correctional Institution for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Cruz.

Updated July 14, 2015