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

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Federal Inmate Charged With Possessing Drugs In Prison

ERIE, Pa. - An inmate at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on charges of possession of contraband in prison, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The two-count indictment named Jarrid Brewer, 24, as the sole defendant.

According to the indictment presented to the court, in and around April 2013, to in and around May 2013, Brewer was in possession of contraband, namely, marijuana and oxycodone hydrochloride.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of twenty-five years in prison, a fine of $500,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Christian A. Trabold is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Officers of the McKean Federal Correctional Institution conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

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

Updated July 14, 2015