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Inmate Will Serve Two More Months for Possessing Marijuana at Moshannon Valley Correctional Facility

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – An inmate at Moshannon Valley Correctional Center in Philipsburg, 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 two months in prison, consecutive to the current prison term he is serving, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Jose Juarez-Diaz, 34, pleaded guilty to the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, on August 25, 2018, Juarez-Diaz possessed a quantity of marijuana.

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 Moshannon Valley Correctional Center, Special Investigative Staff, Philipsburg, Pa., for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Juarez-Diaz.

Updated August 20, 2019