Federal Inmate Charged with Possessing Illegal Substance
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 41-year-old inmate at the Three Rivers Correctional Institution has been charged with possessing a prohibited object in prison, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.
A grand jury returned the one-count indictment against Alejandro Corredor today. He is expected to make his initial appearance before a U.S. magistrate judge in the near future.
The indictment alleges Corredor, of Kansas City, Missouri, possessed Suboxone, which is a prohibited object and controlled substance used to treat pain. He had been incarcerated at the prison following his conviction for his role in one of the largest cocaine trafficking rings in the Kansas City area. He was serving a 30-year-prison sentence.
If convicted of the new charges, Corredor faces up to 20 years in federal prison.
The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Hugo R. Martinez is prosecuting the case.
An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence.
A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law .