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

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Federal Inmate Sentenced For Possessing Marijuana

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that John Vercusky, age 39, a federal inmate, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani in Scranton, on March 21, 2017, to serve three months in prison for possessing contraband at the United States Penitentiary located in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania (“USP Schuylkill”).


According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Vercusky was caught in possession of marijuana on October 25, 2015, while incarcerated at USP Schuylkill.


The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and officers from USP Schuylkill. Assistant United States Attorney Evan Gotlob prosecuted the case.



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Updated March 22, 2017