Inmate at FCI-Berlin Sentenced to Six Months Additional Prison Time for Attempting to Obtain Drugs in Prison
CONCORD – United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that Antonio Priester, 37, an inmate at FCI-Berlin was sentenced to six months in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of attempting to possess prohibited objects within a federal prison. The prohibited objects Priester was attempting to possess were Schedule I controlled substances known as DMT and jwh-018.
According to documents filed with the court and statements made at the change of plea hearing, in March 2017 Priester sent a number of emails to several individuals directing them to web sites through which the controlled substances could be obtained. He directed one individual to purchase jwh-018 from a particular web site. Priester also provided directions for sneaking the substances into the prison.
The sentence imposed in connection with this charge must be served consecutively to any sentence currently being served by Priester.
The Bureau of Prisons investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Donald A. Feith prosecuted the case.