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Federal Prison Inmate Sentenced to 24 Months After Pleading Guilty to 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 sentenced to an additional 24 months in prison for attempting to obtain contraband in prison, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger. 

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and court documents, on two separate dates in February and March 2022, Nickolas William Mihelic, 39, an inmate at FCI Sandstone, attempted to obtain methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. In order to bypass security protocols, Mihelic conspired with another individual to mail pieces of paper to him at FCI Sandstone that were saturated with liquid methamphetamine. When the methamphetamine-saturated papers arrived at FCI Sandstone, Bureau of Prisons officials seized the contraband.

Mihelic was sentenced today before U.S. District Judge Nancy E. Brasel. Mihelic pleaded guilty on September 26, 2022, to two counts of attempting to obtain contraband in prison.

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

Assistant U.S. Attorney Hillary A. Taylor prosecuted the case.


Updated February 16, 2023

Drug Trafficking