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Federal Prison Inmate Charged with Attempting to Obtain Contraband

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

MINNEAPOLIS – An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution (“FCI”) in Sandstone has been indicted for attempting to obtain contraband in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on two separate dates in February and March 2022, Nickolas William Mihelic, 39, an inmate at FCI Sandstone, unlawfully attempted to obtain methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

Mihelic is charged with two counts of attempting to obtain contraband in prison. If convicted, he faces a potential maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Mihelic will make his initial appearance in U.S. District Court before a Magistrate Judge at a later date.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by Federal Bureau of Prisons and the FBI.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Hillary A. Taylor is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated June 23, 2022