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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 10, 2014

Federal Inmate Sentenced To 10 More Months In Prison For Possessing Heroin

ERIE, Pa. - An inmate at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to 10 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 Bernardo Granado- Velasquez, 42. The sentence was imposed to run consecutively to the sentence Granado-Velasquez is currently serving.

According to information presented to the court, on or about March 22, 2013, Granado- Velasquez was in possession of contraband, namely, a quantity of heroin.

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 Granado-Velasquez.

Updated July 14, 2015