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

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Visitor to USP Lee Pleads Guilty to Providing Inmate with Prohibited Object

Abingdon, VIRGINIA – A woman visiting an inmate at the United States Penitentiary at Lee County, Virginia has pled guilty to providing that inmate with a prohibited object, Acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle announced today.


Raven Monique Goodwine, 23, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon to one count of being a visitor of a federal prison and while being a visitor, providing an inmate of a federal prison a prohibited object, specifically Suboxone film.


According to evidence presented at today’s hearing by Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee, Goodwine visited at inmate at USP Lee on June 18, 2016. During the visit, Goodwine passed a federal inmate being housed at USP Lee several balloons, which the inmate swallowed. It was later determined that the balloons contained Suboxone film.


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

Updated March 30, 2017