Federal Inmate Charged With Possession Of Marijuana

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WILLIAMSPORT – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Michael Cox, age 35, an inmate at the United States Federal Penitentiary, Lewisburg (USP Lewisburg), was indicted on April 28, 2022, by a federal grand jury for possessing marijuana in prison.  

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment alleges that Cox was found in possession of marijuana on November 15, 2021, during a search. 

The charges stem from an investigation by USP Lewisburg and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Alisan V. Martin is prosecuting the case.

The defendant faces a maximum penalty of five years of incarceration and a fine.  A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Criminal indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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