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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 9, 2022

Former Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty To Possessing Drugs In Prison

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Rauon Gordon, age 28, a former inmate of FCI Allenwood, pled guilty on September 7, 2022, before U.S. District Court Chief Judge Matthew W. Brann, to possessing contraband in prison.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Gordon admitted that he possessed buprenorphine, a Schedule III narcotic, while he was an inmate at FCI Allenwood, in White Deer, Pennsylvania. The charge stemmed from an incident on September 21, 2021, when correctional officers searched Gordon and found 16 paper strips of Suboxone in his right pants pocket. Laboratory testing confirmed the Suboxone contained buprenorphine.

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

Chief Judge Brann ordered the U.S. Probation Office to complete a presentence investigation report for Gordon. Sentencing has not been scheduled.

The maximum penalty for possessing contraband in prison is five years’ imprisonment, a three-year term of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000.

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Updated September 9, 2022