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

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Federal Inmate Sentenced to 16 More Months in Prison for Illegally Possessing Suboxone in Prison

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 16 months followed by 3 years of supervised release, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Ramon Santiago-Sandoval, 28, pleaded guilty to the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, Santiago-Sandoval possessed a quantity of Buprenorphine on October 23, 2017.

Assistant United States Attorney Maureen Sheehan-Balchon 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 Santiago-Sandoval.

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Updated August 15, 2019