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

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Allenwood Federal Prison Inmate Sentenced For Contraband Possession

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on September 30, 2019, Ruben Esparza, an inmate formerly of the United States Penitentiary Allenwood, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Mathew W. Brann for possession of contraband.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, on June 27, 2015, Esparza was found in possession of heroin while he was an inmate at USP Allenwood. The prison sentence runs consecutively to Esparza’s present federal sentence imposed for drug trafficking. 

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey W. MacArthur and Special Assistant United States Attorney Michael Figgsganter prosecuted the case.


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Updated October 1, 2019