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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 12, 2016

Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of Marijuana

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – An inmate at United States Penitentiary at Lee County, Virginia, pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon to illegally possessing a prohibited object, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced.

Stanley Curtis Gillom, 32, waived his right to be indicted and pled guilty today in District Court to a one count Information charging him with one count of knowingly possessing a prohibited object, marijuana.

“Those who break the law while inside a federal prison will be held accountable for their actions,” United States Attorney Fishwick said today. “Maintaining order and keeping prohibited items, including substances such as marijuana, out of the penitentiary, is imperative to keeping all inmates safe.”

At sentencing Gillom faces up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the United States Bureau of Prisons and the Bristol office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations.  Assistant United States Attorney Randy Ramseyer prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated December 12, 2016