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Federal Inmate Indicted For Illegal Possession Of Suboxone Strips

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

WILLIAMSPORT- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Rauon Gordon, age 28, an inmate at FCI Allenwood, was indicted by a federal grand jury for unlawful possession of prohibited objects by a federal prison inmate. 

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment alleges that Gordon knowingly possessed a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone, a Schedule III controlled substance and narcotic.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Drew Inman and Assistant U.S. Attorney George J. Rocktashel are assigned to prosecute the case.

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

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.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 20 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.

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Updated May 12, 2022