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.