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

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Federal Inmate Charged With Possession Of Marijuana

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Thomas Burton, age 46, an inmate at the United States Federal Correctional Institution, Allenwood (FCI Allenwood), was indicted by a federal grand jury with possessing contraband in prison.  

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Burton was found in possession of marijuana on February 25, 2022. 

The charges stem from an investigation by officers at FCI Allenwood and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Alisan V. Martin is prosecuting the case.

Burton faces a maximum of five years of incarceration 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 12, 2022