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Press Release

Greenville Inmate Sentenced for Possession of Contraband

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois


Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on October 19, 2015, Anthony Cunningham, 29, was sentenced for Possession of Contraband by a Federal Inmate. Cunningham was an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution located in Greenville, Illinois, when he swallowed five balloons of marijuana while in the visiting room at FCI Greenville. Federal inmates are prohibited from possessing marijuana inside a federal penal institution. Cunningham was sentenced to a term of 8 months in federal prison, 2 years of supervised release after the prison sentence, fined $100, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Cunningham has been held without bond since his arraignment on May 12, 2015.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Prisons’ Special Investigation Section and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Angela Scott.

Updated February 4, 2016