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Inmate At FCI-Berlin Sentenced For Attempted Drug Possession

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

CONCORD, N.H. –United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that John McLaurin, 28, an inmate at FCI-Berlin, was sentenced to an additional six months in federal prison for attempting to possess a controlled substance within a federal prison.

            According to documents filed with the court and statements made at the sentencing hearing, McLaurin placed a greeting card in the mail at the prison on or about September 15, 2017.  Prison staff intercepted the card and found a note hidden in the card.  The note provided detailed instructions for obtaining a synthetic cannabinoid (commonly referred to as K2) and smuggling it into the prison.  

            McLaurin previously pleaded guilty on April 19, 2018.

            The Bureau of Prisons investigated this case.  Assistant United States Attorney Donald A. Feith prosecuted this case.





Updated August 3, 2018

Press Release Number: 18-140