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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

FCI-Loretto Inmate Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison following Guilty Plea to Possession of Suboxone

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Loretto, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court in Johnstown to a charge of possession of a prohibited object in prison, and immediately following, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, consecutive to the current prison term he is serving, and three years’ supervised release, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

John D. Barnett, Jr., 41, pleaded guilty to the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, on December 24, 2016, Barnett, while an inmate at FCI Loretto, possessed a quantity of Suboxone.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie L. Haines prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Mr. Brady commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Correctional Institution, Special Investigative Staff, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Barnett.

Updated January 31, 2018