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USP Lee Inmate Sentenced for Illegal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Contraband in Prison

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

ABINGDON, Va. – A federal inmate at United States Penitentiary (USP) Lee in Jonesville, Virginia was sentenced last week to 84 additional months in prison for illegally possessing a controlled substance and for possessing contraband in prison.

According to court documents, Antoine Biggs, 37, pleaded guilty on July 14, 2021 to one count of possessing with the intent to distribute buprenorphine, a schedule III-controlled substance and one count of possessing contraband in prison.

In addition to his term of imprisonment, Biggs was sentenced to a 3-year term of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution to the Bureau of Prison in the amount of $31,471.

United States Attorney Christopher R. Kavanaugh announced the sentenced today.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Special Assistant United States Attorney Debbie Stevens prosecuted the case for the United States. 

Updated November 1, 2021