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Inmate Sentenced To Five Months In Prison For Possessing Prohibited Objects

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

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Dewey Sims, age 34, an inmate at FCI-Schuylkill, was sentenced on March 3, 2023, to five months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani for possessing prohibited objects.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Sims previously pleaded guilty to possessing quantities of oxycodone hydrochloride, a Schedule II controlled substance, and suboxone, a Schedule III controlled substance. Both items are prohibited objects for federal inmates.  The sentence will run consecutive to the sentence Sims is currently serving.

The matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Assistant United States Attorney James Buchanan prosecuted the case.

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Updated March 8, 2023