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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Federal inmate charged with possession of a controlled substance

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Terrance Bonner, 44, with possession of a prohibited object by a federal inmate, said Carole S. Rendon, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges that on or about October 5, 2014, Bonner, an inmate in the Elkton Federal Correctional Institution, possessed AB-FUBINACA, a controlled substance.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Elkton Federal Correctional Institution.  The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jason M. Katz.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Updated March 29, 2016