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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 9, 2015

Federal Inmates Sentenced for Contraband

Federal Inmates Fernando Glenn and Robert Wilson Possessed and Attempted to Possess Cell Phones and Tobacco while at the United States Penitentiary Lee and the Adjoining Satellite Prison Camp

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – Acting United States Attorney Anthony P. Giorno announced today that two federal inmates have been sentenced to serve additional federal jail time after they possessed and attempted to possess cell phones and tobacco while housed at the United States Penitentiary Lee and the adjoining Satellite Prison Camp.

Fernando Glenn, 32, and Robert Wilson, 40, were sentenced in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon on March 24, 2015, for possession of contraband and attempt to possess contraband.

Glenn, who at the time he committed the offense was serving an aggregate 120-month term of imprisonment for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime arising out of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, was sentenced to 12 months and a day of federal incarceration for his possession of cell phones and tobacco at the United States Penitentiary Lee’s adjoining Satellite Prison Camp.

Wilson, who is currently serving a 240-month term of imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon arising out of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, was sentenced to an additional 24 months of federal incarceration for his attempt to possess cell phones and tobacco at the United States Penitentiary Lee.

According to evidence provided by Special Assistant United States Attorney Debbie Stevens, in 2014, Glenn and Wilson arranged for cell phones and tobacco to be dropped off near the United States Penitentiary Lee’s Satellite Prison Camp. Glenn then retrieved the contraband and took steps to have the cell phones and tobacco introduced into the United States Penitentiary Lee for possession by Wilson.

The investigation was handled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Investigative Unit of the Bureau of Prisons. Special Assistant United States Attorney Debbie Stevens prosecuted the case for the United States.

Updated April 29, 2015