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Federal Inmate Gets More Time for Possessing Contraband

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

ERIE, Pa. - An inmate at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution in Bradford, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court to 3 months in jail on his conviction of possession of contraband in prison, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on William Hunt, 37. The sentence was imposed to run consecutively to the sentence Hunt is currently serving.

According to information presented to the court, on or about June 11, 2019, Hunt was in possession of contraband, namely a quantity of synthetic cannabinoid NM2201 while an inmate at the McKean Federal Correctional Institution.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul S. Sellers prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Brady commended officers of the McKean Federal Correctional Institution and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Hunt.

Updated August 26, 2020

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