Federal Inmate Sentenced to 18 Months for Possessing Methamphetamine in Prison

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SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Larry Massenburg, age 35, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution, Schuylkill (FCI Schuylkill), Minersville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on Tuesday by United States District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani to 18 months imprisonment for possessing contraband in prison.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Massenburg was an inmate at FCI Schuylkill, serving a sentence of imprisonment for a prior federal conviction for cocaine trafficking.  On March 2, 2022, correctional officers at FCI Schuylkill found Massenburg in possession of methamphetamine.  Judge Mariani ordered the 18-month sentence to run consecutive to Massenburg’s existing term of imprisonment.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Prisons’ Special Investigative Services.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Phillip J. Caraballo.

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