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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 22, 2014

Federal Inmate Gets 20-Month Sentenced For Possessing Suboxone In Prison

ERIE, Pa. - An inmate at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to 20 months in jail on his conviction of possession of contraband in prison, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Ricardo Ramos, 34. The sentence was imposed to run consecutively to the sentence Ramos is currently serving.

According to information presented to the court, on or about April 29, 2014, Ramos was in possession of contraband, namely, a quantity of buprenorphine (suboxone).

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 Ramos.

Updated July 14, 2015