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

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Inmate with Marijuana Gets Two More Months in Federal Prison

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

Charles Jones, 30, pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, on November 21, 2015, Jones was in possession of marijuana.

Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie L. Haines, prosecuted 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 Jones.

Updated January 3, 2017