Former inmate indicted on drug charges

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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Hollie D. Adkins, an inmate formerly housed at Federal Correctional Institution Hazelton, was indicted today on contraband charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Adkins, 34, was indicted today on one count of “Conspiracy to Introduce and Obtain a Prohibited Object (Narcotic)” and one count of “Attempt to Introduce a Prohibited Object (Narcotic).” Adkins is accused of working with others to smuggle suboxone into FCI Hazelton from the summer of 2021 to October 2021 in Preston County.

Adkins is facing up to five years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for the conspiracy charge and faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for the attempt charge. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher L. Bauer is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Services and the DEA investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.