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

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Federal Inmate Charged with Attempting to Obtain Suboxone in Prison

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Loretto, Pa., was indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on a charge of attempt to obtain contraband in prison, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

The indictment named Michael Jackson, 27.

According to the indictment presented to the court, on October 12, 2016, Jackson attempted to obtain a quantity of Suboxone.

The law provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history of the defendant.

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

The Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Correctional Institution, Special Investigative Staff, conducted the investigation leading to the prosecution of Jackson.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated December 19, 2016