Two Charged With Introducing Contraband In Federal Prison | USAO-MN

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal indictment charging LEE ANTHONY FISHER, 46, with one count of providing contraband in prison, and CURTIS BRENT CARICO, 28, with one count of attempting to obtain contraband in prison. FISHER made his initial appearance today before Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn in U.S. District Court in Beaumont, Texas. CARICO made his initial appearance today before Magistrate Judge Kate M. Menendez in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

According to the charges alleged in the indictment, on January 24, 2020, FISHER attempted to provide a Schedule I controlled substance to CARICO, who is a federal inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Sandstone, Minnesota.

If convicted, CARICO and FISHER both face a maximum potential penalty of 10 years in prison.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the United States Postal Inspection Service.

Assistant United States Attorney Chelsea A. Walcker is prosecuting the case. 

The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Defendant Information:


Port Arthur, TX.


  • Providing contraband in prison, 1 count



FCI Sandstone


  • Attempting to obtain contraband in prison, 1 count



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United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota: (612) 664-5600




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