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For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment Friday charging a Florida man, currently a federal inmate serving a sentence, with possession of contraband (Buprenorphine) in prison, and possession with intent to distribute Buprenorphine.

According to the indictment, Juan Martir, a federal inmate serving his sentence at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, North Carolina (“FCC Butner”) had 45 individually wrapped pieces of Buprenorphine, a schedule III-controlled substance.  Also found with Martir were numerous books of stamps, individual stamps, and a notebook with names of fellow inmates.  If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years for each count.

Michael Easley, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina made the announcement.  The Federal Bureau of Prisons is investigating the case and Special Assistant United States Attorney Mallory Brooks Storus is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an accusation.  The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Updated January 24, 2023

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