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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Inmate At FCI-Berlin Pleads Guilty To Attempted Drug Possession

          CONCORD – United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that John McLaurin, 28, an inmate at FCI-Berlin pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to possess a prohibited object within a federal prison.  McLaurin admitted that he was attempting to possess a synthetic cannabinoid, commonly referred to as K2.   

          According to documents filed with the court and statements made at the change of plea hearing, in September 2017, McLaurin placed a greeting card in the mail at the prison.  Prison staff intercepted the card and found a note hidden in the card.  The note provided instructions for obtaining K2 and smuggling it into the prison.  

          A sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 31, 2018.

          The Bureau of Prisons investigated this case.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Donald A. Feith.




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Updated April 19, 2018