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

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Federal Inmate Sentenced To 2 More Years In Prison For Possessing Marijuana And Heroin

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – An inmate of FCI Loretto has been sentenced in federal court to 24 months in prison, to be served consecutive to the 140-month sentence he is currently serving, on his conviction of possession of contraband in prison, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Lonnie Johnston, 32. According to information presented to the court, on Oct. 31, 2012, Inmate Johnston possessed heroin and marijuana.

Assistant United States Attorney John J. Valkovci, Jr., prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Laurel Highlands Resident Agency of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Investigative Staff at the Federal Correctional Institution at Loretto for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Johnston.

Updated July 14, 2015