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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Judge Sentences FCI-Loretto Inmate to Additional 9 Months in Prison for Attempting to Obtain Suboxone

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Loretto, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to 9 months in prison and three years’ supervised release, consecutive to the 120 months sentence and supervised release provision he is serving currently from the District of Maryland, on his conviction of attempting to obtain contraband in prison, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Douglas Vines, 45.

According to information presented to the court, on July 20, 2015, Vines attempted to obtain a quantity of suboxone.

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 Vines.

Updated June 27, 2017