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

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

FCI-Loretto Inmate Sentenced to Nine Additional Months in Prison for Possessing Drugs

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Loretto, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of possession of a prohibited object in prison, and was sentenced to nine months in prison, consecutive to the current sentence he is presently serving in federal prison, and three years’ supervised release, concurrent with his present sentence, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

Edwin Manuel Guzman, 35, pleaded guilty to the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, on December 22, 2016, Guzman possessed a quantity of Buprenorphine.

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

Ms. Song 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 Guzman.

Updated October 19, 2017