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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 11, 2016

Federal Inmate Gets 10 Month Sentence for Possessing a Weapon in Prison

Erie, Pa. - An inmate at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to 10 months in jail on his conviction of possession of contraband in prison, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Court Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Dontrace Marcus Blaine, 29. The sentence was imposed to run consecutively to the sentence Blaine is currently serving.

According to the information presented to the court, on or about July 1, 2015, Blaine was in possession of contraband, namely a weapon.

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

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended Officers of the McKean Federal Correctional Institution for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Blaine.

Updated July 11, 2016