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Inmate At FCI-Berlin Pleads Guilty To Possessing Marijuana While Incarcerated

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire


            CONCORD, N.H. - Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley announced that Jesus Silva-Cruz, 42, a citizen of Cuba and an inmate at the federal correctional institution FCI-Berlin, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to possessing marijuana and possessing a prohibited object while an inmate at a federal prison. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 3, 2017.


            According to statements made at the change of plea hearing, on January 17, 2017, correctional staff at FCI-Berlin were conducting routine searches of cells. Silva-Cruz was the sole inmate assigned to cell 103. The staff found three vacuum sealed packages of green leafy material. Laboratory testing of the material proved it was marijuana. The total weight of the material was approximately three ounces.


            The Bureau of Prisons was the lead investigative agency in this case. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Don Feith.



Updated April 27, 2017

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