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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Judge Sentences Federal Inmate to 15 More Months in Prison for Possessing Prescription Drugs

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Loretto, 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 15 months in prison, consecutive to the current prison term he is serving out of the Middle District of North Carolina, and three years’ supervised release, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

Bryan Wade Smith, 29, pleaded guilty to the indictment before United States District Judge Kim R. Gibson.

In connection with the guilty plea, on October 3, 2018, Smith possessed a quantity of Buprenorphine.

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 Federal Correctional Institution, Special Investigative Staff, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Smith.

Topic(s): 
Prescription Drugs
Updated August 29, 2019