United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Two Men Sentenced For Smuggling Drugs Into Federal Prison
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Monday, July 30, 2012
Docket #: 1:11-cr-335-AWI
FRESNO, Calif. — Oronde Jones, 40, a resident of Virginia, was sentenced today to 23 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Anthony W. Ishii for smuggling narcotics into the Atwater Federal Penitentiary, announced United States Attorney, Benjamin B. Wagner.
According to court records, Jones had smuggled heroin into the Atwater Penitentiary at the direction of his inmate brother, Bandele Jones, 39. On July 9, 2012, Bandele Jones received an additional 12-month prison sentence for this crime on top of the sentence he is currently serving for a previous drug trafficking conviction. As a result, Bandele Jones’s projected release date has now been pushed back to November 2022.
This case was the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Assistant United States Attorney Yasin Mohammad prosecuted the case.