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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Texas man sentenced to 16 months for possessing an improvised weapon while at the Pollock prison

ALEXANDRIA, La. United States Attorney David C. Joseph announced that a Texas man was sentenced last week to 16 months in prison for possessing an improvised weapon while a prisoner in Pollock, Louisiana.

Serjio Rolando Siller Jr., 33, of Roma, Texas, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell, on one count of possessing contraband in prison. In addition to imprisonment, Siller was also sentenced to one year of supervised release. According to the January 11, 2018 guilty plea, Siller was found in possession of an improvised weapon commonly known as a “shank,” while a prisoner at the Federal Correctional Institution in Pollock. The weapon was a small metal rod sharpened to a point.

The FBI and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney T. Forrest Phillips prosecuted the case.

Updated April 11, 2018