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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Federal Inmate Sentenced to 15 More Months in Prison for Possessing Buprenorphine

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Loretto, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court in Johnstown to a charge of possession of a prohibited object in prison, and immediately following, was sentenced to 15 months in prison, consecutive to the current prison term he is serving, and three years’ supervised release, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Ryan S. Harris, 36, pleaded guilty to the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, on September 28, 2018, Harris possessed a quantity of Buprenorphine.

Assistant United States Attorney Arnold P. Bernard, Jr. prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

Mr. Brady commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Correctional Institution, Special Investigative Staff, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Harris.

Topic(s): 
Prescription Drugs
Updated June 27, 2019