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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 21, 2022

Inmate Charged With Possessing Narcotic Drug

SCRANTON- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Torrance Gamble, age 49, an inmate at Federal Corrections Institution Schuylkill, Minersville, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal information with possession of a narcotic drug. 

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the information alleges that Gamble possessed buprenorphine, also known as Suboxone, a narcotic controlled substance on December 1, 2021.  Federal inmates are not permitted to possess narcotics.

The case was investigated by the FBI and the Bureau of Prisons. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean A. Camoni is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, the maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 20 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, 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.

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

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Updated March 21, 2022