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Judge Sentences Federal Inmate to an Extra Year in Prison for Possessing Heroin

September 3, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. - United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today that an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution at Loretto, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of possession of heroin in prison. He was then sentenced to twelve months plus one day consecutive to the 351 months sentence he is currently serving for conspiracy to commit robbery, attempt to commit robbery, and use of a firearm during and in relation to criminal violence.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Carlos Alberto Prieto, 48.

In connection with the guilty plea, on Mar. 19, 2013, Prieto was in possession of heroin.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie L. Haines prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Correctional Institution, Special Investigative Staff, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Prieto.

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