Illinois woman admits to drug charge | USAO-NDWV

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Joanna Masias, of Cicero, Illinois, has admitted to attempting to smuggle suboxone into FCI Gilmer in Glenville, West Virginia, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Masias, 36, pled guilty to one count of “Attempt to Introduce a Prohibited Object (Narcotic).” Masias admitted to working with two inmates at the facility to attempt to smuggle suboxone into FCI Gilmer in April 2019. 

Masias faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. 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 investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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