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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Two FCI Gilmer Inmates Convicted Of Unlawful Possession Of Heroin


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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution, Gilmer were convicted and sentenced after they were discovered in possession of heroin, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Antonio Whitehead, 27, of Macon, Georgia, and Brian Carnegie, 29, of Cleveland, Ohio, each pled guilty today to one count of “Possession of a Prohibited Object - Heroin” after an investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Special Investigative Services Unit at FCI Gilmer. Whitehead and Carnegie, who are both currently incarcerated on drug trafficking charges, were each sentenced to an additional six months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated January 7, 2015