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Two Inmates at FCI Morgantown sentenced for contraband

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Richard Joe Pruitt and John Joseph Kopp, both inmates at FCI Morgantown in Morgantown, West Virginia, were sentenced today for possession of contraband, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Pruitt, age 27, and Kopp, age 44, each pled guilty to one count of “Possession of a Prohibited Object (Narcotic).” Pruitt and Kopp admitted to having suboxone inside FCI Morgantown in December 2018. Pruitt and Kopp were then each sentenced to 12 months incarceration to be served consecutively to any sentence he is currently serving. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Prisons Special Investigation Services investigated. 

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

Updated October 2, 2019