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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Federal Inmate Sentenced to 17 Months More in Prison for Attempting to Possess Drug

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Loretto, Pa., pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge of attempt to obtain contraband in prison, and immediately was sentenced to 17 months in prison, consecutive to the current prison term he is serving, followed by three years’ supervised release, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

Michael Jackson, 28, pleaded guilty to the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, on October 12, 2016, Jackson attempted to obtain a quantity of Suboxone.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie L. Haines is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

Ms. Song 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 Jackson.

Updated June 27, 2017