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Federal Inmate And Texas Resident Charged With Attempting To Introduce Fentanyl Into A United States Penitentiary

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

SCRANTON- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Julian Beavers, age 37, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary in Canaan (USP Canaan), Wayne County, Pennsylvania, and Feniqua Walker, age 30, Fort Worth, Texas, were indicted on May 28, 2024, by a federal grand jury on charges for attempting to provide fentanyl to an inmate at USP Canaan. 

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that between January 13, 2023 and April 13, 2023, Beavers and Walker attempted to provide fentanyl to an inmate at USP Canaan and Beavers also attempted to possess the fentanyl.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Investigative Services Unit at USP Canaan. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jenn P. Roberts is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for each offense is 20 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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Updated May 29, 2024

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