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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 30, 2022

Federal Inmate Sentenced For Possessing Cellphone At LSCI Allenwood

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on September 29, 2022, Angel Antonio Anchondo, age 20, an inmate at the Low Security Correctional Institution, Allenwood (LSCI Allenwood), in White Deer, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment by United States Magistrate Judge William I. Arbuckle for possessing a cellphone in prison. 

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, on December 15, 2021, a correctional officer at LSCI Allenwood seized a scarf from Anchondo while pat searching him,  and found an LG cellphone and charger hidden within the scarf

The sentence will run consecutively to Anchondo’s current federal sentence for smuggling over 9 kilograms of cocaine into the United States.  Additionally, the Federal Bureau of Prisons sanctioned Anchondo by disallowing 40 days of good conduct time, placing him in disciplinary segregation for 30 days, and suspending his commissary and phone privileges for 6 and 12 months respectively.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Drew O. Inman and Assistant U.S. Attorney George J. Rocktashel prosecuted the case.

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Updated September 30, 2022